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Playgrounds

£10.00
SKU D1CS30008
Key Stage 1 Structures Design & Technology Year 1

Everyone loves a good playground and this 'Playgrounds' scheme of work for Year 1 gives your class the chance to make their very own models of playground equipment. On the way, they will explore different types of playground equipment, how they move and what they are made of, as well as exploring different ways of joining materials together.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

With lesson plans, informative and engaging slides, differentiated worksheets and much more, this DT scheme of work provides all you need to turn you classroom into a playground and have your children spinning, climbing and sliding their way to success!

#Lesson1ExploringEquipment

The first lesson in this series starts by asking children to discuss what they most enjoying playing on at a playground, before taking a more detailed look at some familiar pieces of playground equipment, such as slides, swings and roundabouts. They will explore the components, features and materials of these pieces of equipment and learn how to describe them.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
#Lesson2JoiningMaterials

This practical lesson starts by introducing the concept of design. Children will look at some different pieces of playground equipment and discuss what the designer would have needed to think about as he or she was designing, such as how different parts would move or how a frame would be sturdy. After some helpful hints on the slides, children can then experiment with ways of joining various materials to create models of playground equipment, gathering ideas for their own designs.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
  • Challenge sheets
#Lesson3DesigningEquipment

In this lesson, children can use what they have found out about playgrounds to design their own piece of playground equipment. They will need to make decisions about which materials they will use and how they will join the various materials together, as well as creating a labelled design.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge sheet
#Lesson4MakingModels

This lesson allows them to get creative as they follow their designs to create their model playground equipment! Using their expert knowledge of playground construction, they will use a variety of materials and tools to put their models together.

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
#Lesson5EvaluatingEquipment

The final lesson in this series teaches your class why evaluating a finished product is so important. It then gives them some time to evaluate the playground equipment they have created, as well as looking at the work of others and discussing the models as a class.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question cards
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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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