Class 4
Miss Stowell

World War 2 Spies and Code-Breaking Project - Tuesday 23rd February 2021


This afternoon, your independent project work is all about spies during WWII.  I have provided some short bits of information below for you to read about key people involved in code-breaking and espionage (spying). Then, there are some ideas for activities you could complete.


Learning about code-breaking – there are a few short readings and a video here for you.

Watch this video about code breaking during World War 2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-codebreaking-in-world-war-two/zdq2jhv

Reading 1 – This is from a fact book about code breaking during WW2.     Short reading about code-breaking.pdf

Reading 2 – Read about ‘Secret Agent Fifi’.   Agent Fifi.pdf You could research her further and write a fact file about this female secret agent!

Reading 3 - Read about Alan Turing and how he cracked codes! Alan Turing.pdf What was the enigma machine? You could draw it and write about it.


Code-breaking Tasks

Symbols code breaker – Can you work out the value of each picture and link it to a letter on the code wheel to decipher the message? Symbols code breaker INFO.pdf

Morse code – Read the piece of information about Morse Code, decipher the message then have a go at writing your own. You could have a go at communicating your message with a buzzer or torch if you have one.  MORSE CODE.pdf

Can you crack the pigpen cypher? Pigeon cipher.pdf

Caesar wheel code – there is a template here if you have a printer, to create your own Caesar wheel code. Caesar wheel code.pdf

Can you use one of the ideas above to write your own coded message?


I look forward to hearing about your research on Wednesday!

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