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Homes

£12.00
SKU D1CS30005
Key Stage 1 Architecture Structures Design & Technology Year 1

Turn your children into budding architects with these KS1 'Homes' lessons for Year 1. Full of practical activities and inspirational ideas, these DT 'Homes' lessons provide all the tools they need to design, make and evaluate their own model houses. With lesson plans, informative and helpful slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, picture cards, design ideas and much more, this DT 'Homes' scheme of work gives you everything you need to teach these hands-on lessons. All you need to provide is the cardboard boxes!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Houses and Homes' as a cross-curricular topic.

#Lesson1ShapesandFeatures

The first lesson in this series encourages your class to look at the different shapes and features of a variety of different homes from around the world, from igloos to teepees to detached houses. They will identify shapes within these homes and look at some of the features they may or may not have in common, such as chimneys and doors.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture cards
  • Riddle cards
  • Question cards
#Lesson2CombiningShapes

This practical lesson gets your class thinking about the shapes they identified in the previous lesson and use this information to combine different shapes to make the outside of a house using a variety of materials, such as empty boxes and cardboard. With some ideas to get them started shown on the slides, as well as ideas for how to combine the shapes together, your class will then be able to investigate different ways of joining and combining materials to make a house shape.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
  • Picture cards
#Lesson3InteriorFeatures

The sky's the limit in this lesson as your class use their creativity to investigate ways of making some of the interior features of homes out of a variety of materials, such as beds, chairs and decorations. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides with photographical examples of different ways of using materials to create interior features.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge sheets
  • Challenge cards
  • Picture cards
#Lesson4DesigningHouses

This lesson uses everything they have learnt about houses so far to enable them to design a model house for a particular purpose. After introducing some familiar characters and thinking about their house needs and how the children could meet them, they will then be challenged to design their own model house.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Design sheet
  • Character cards
  • House cards
#Lesson5MakingHomes

Finally they can put their creative genius to work as they follow their designs to make their own model homes! 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
#Lesson6HouseEvaluation

The final lesson in this series encourages your class to think carefully about the house they have created as they evaluate their finished products through a variety of fun activities.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Interview sheet
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria
  • KS1 - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.
  • KS1 - select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing
  • KS1 - select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • KS1 - explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • KS1 - evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
  • KS1 - build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
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