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Moving Minibeasts

£12.00
SKU D12CS90100
Key Stage 1 Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems Design & Technology Year 1 Year 2

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This complete Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work contains six fun-filled lessons where your class will learn how to make three different mechanisms to create moving minibeast pictures!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Your KS1 class will explore how to construct a sliding mechanism, a lever and pivot mechanism, and finally a wheel mechanism, before applying their knowledge and understanding to design and make a moving minibeast picture for an author who is writing a book about minibeasts!

This Moving Minibeasts KS1 planning pack includes detailed lesson plans, engaging and informative slide shows for the teaching input, and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas to suit a range of abilities within your class.

#Lesson1SlidingMechanisms

In this first KS1 DT Sliding Mechanisms lesson from PlanBee's Moving Minibeasts scheme of work, children will find out what a sliding mechanism is, and how it can be used to make a moving picture.

Children are encouraged to explore the sliding mechanism by making a variety of simple moving pictures incorporating different minibeasts, using the resources provided.

This Sliding Mechanisms lesson pack contains an easy-to-follow plan, a set of bright, engaging slides for the teaching input, and differentiated activity ideas, complete with resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Background Scenes
  • Minibeast Pictures
  • Challenge Packs
#Lesson2LeverPivotMechanisms

This Lever & Pivot Mechanisms lesson from the complete Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work first challenges your class to explain how this type of mechanism works.

After exploring and discussing their ideas, children will then create their own moving minibeast pictures using a lever and pivot mechanism with the resources provided.

Containing a detailed plan, an informative slideshow and differentiated worksheets and activity ideas, this Lever & Pivot Mechanisms DT Lesson for KS1 has everything you need for a successful, minibeast-themed session!

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Background Scenes
  • Minibeasts
  • Moving Parts Minibeasts
#Lesson3WheelMechanisms

In this DT lesson from the Moving Minibeasts KS1 scheme of work, children will be shown a third and final way of making a moving picture by using a wheel mechanism.

They will learn how a wheel mechanism is made, and then be given the chance to create their own moving minibeast pictures with this mechanism using the resources provided in the lesson pack

A detailed plan, an engaging set of slides and differentiated worksheets are all included in this Wheel Mechanisms lesson from PlanBee's Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Minibeast Wheel Mechanisms
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Poster
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Wheel Mechanisms
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Instructions Card
#Lesson4DesigningaMovingPicture

In this fourth lesson from PlanBee's Moving Minibeast KS1 DT scheme of work, children will apply what they have learnt about the three different types of moving mechanisms to design their own moving minibeast picture for an author who is creating a children’s book about minibeasts.

This Designing a Moving Picture DT lesson pack for KS1 comes with an easy-to-follow plan, a set of engaging slides for the teaching input and differentiated worksheets - everything you need for a stress-free, enjoyable DT lesson with your Year 1 and Year 2 children!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Design Sheets
  • Tom's Sentences
  • Sentence & Picture Design Sheet
#Lesson5MakingaMovingPicture

In this Making a Moving Picture lesson from the Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work, children will be encouraged to think carefully about the mechanism they are going to make, the equipment they will need, and their order of work, before beginning to create their moving minibeast picture based on their design from the previous lesson.

Download this Making a Moving Picture KS1 DT lesson pack now, and get a detailed lesson plan, an informative slide show for the teaching input, and differentiated activity ideas.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • MiniBeast Pictures
  • Blank Wheel Mechanisms
#Lesson6EvaluatingaMovingPicture

In this final lesson from PlanBee's Moving Minibeasts KS1 DT scheme of work, children will evaluate their completed moving minibeast picture.

After beginning to discuss some evaluative questions with a partner and the class, children will then continue this self-assessment in their independent activities.

This KS1 DT evaluation pack comes complete with everything you need for this final lesson - a detailed plan, a thought-provoking set of slides for the teaching input, and differentiated worksheets to suit a range of ability levels.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Evaluation Worksheets
  • Evaluation Question Cards

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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • 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 - evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria
  • KS1 - explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products
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