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Fairground

£12.00
SKU D6CS30003
Key Stage 2 Electrical Systems Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems Structures Design & Technology Year 6

Roll up, roll up for fun at the fair in this DT 'Fairground' module! This series of 6 lessons for Year 6 gives your class the chance to examine a variety of rotating fairground rides before designing and making their own ride using an electrical motor. Full of hands-on activities and design challenges, these lessons are a simple yet inspiring way to teach this 'wheely' great scheme of work!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more, these KS2 'Fairground' lesson plans contain everything you need to turn your classroom into a carnival!

#Lesson1ATriptotheFair

The first lesson in this series will introduce your class to various fairground rides. Have the children seen or been on these rides before? Do they know how they work or what components are used to join them together? They will investigate how fairground rides rotate before looking at electrical circuits with motors.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson2MerryGoMotors

This lesson takes a closer look at how to use electrical circuits to create moving parts on fairground rides, including the use of belt and pulley systems to transfer motion.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated challenge cards
  • Worksheet
  • Picture cards
#Lesson3FairFrames

Use the slides to demonstrate different ways of creating strong and stable structures in this lesson before giving your class the chance to investigate different ways of making frameworks for some familiar fairground rides.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Activity cards
#Lesson4TheDesign

This lesson allows your class to design their own fairground rides, using everything they have learnt so far about using electrical circuits, transferring motion and stable frameworks.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Design cards
#Lesson5TheCreation

The lesson they've been waiting for! Finally, a chance to put their DT skills to the test as they create their own fairground rides based on their designs.

Please note that, due to the practical nature of this lesson, worksheets are not necessary and, therefore are not included.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
#Lesson6TheEvaluation

The final lesson in the series allows your class to gaze in wonder at all the fantastic fairground rides that have been created. Allow the children time to watch the different moving parts before evaluating their finished products.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • KS2 - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • KS2 - investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • KS2 - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • KS2 - apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
  • KS2 - understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]
  • KS2 - understand and use electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors]
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