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Stable Structures

£10.00
SKU D12CS90150
Key Stage 1 Structures Design & Technology Year 1 Year 2

Get your KS1 class making stable structures and developing their DT skills with this series of 5 DT lessons. This KS1 DT scheme of work incorporates key DT objectives with fun purposeful activities. Your class will have the opportunity to create their own structure as they follow plans, adapt plans and think about the purpose of their product.

 
#TheCompleteSeries5lessons

This downloadable series of lessons includes detailed lesson plans, slideshow presentations and printable teaching resources.

#Lesson1ExploringProductFeatures

This Stable Structures KS1 DT lesson gets your class examining existing products. Your class will explore a range of existing products and discuss their features as they begin to think about their own designs.

This downloadable Structures DT lesson includes a detailed lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question Cards
  • Picture Cards
  • Checklist
#Lesson2PlanningDesigns

The second lesson in this Stable Structure DT scheme of work gets your class creating or modifying their own design plans. They will refresh their understanding of existing products and then think about how they will modify a structure to make it fit their own design criteria.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Design Ideas
  • Criteria Sheet
  • Plans
#Lesson3InvestigatingMaterials

The third lesson on this Stable Structures DT scheme of work encourages your KS1 class to think about the properties of different materials. They will think about the purpose of different sections of their structure and explore which material will be more suitable.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Teacher Notes
  • Workstation Cards
#Lesson4FollowingaPlan

The fourth lesson in this Stable Structures KS1 DT scheme challenges your class to make their structures. They will have the opportunity to refer to their own design plans and the helpful included resources. Your class will develop their fine motor skills, concentration and perseverance as they follow instructions and build their own stable structure.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5Evaluate

The final lesson in this KS1 DT series challenges your class to evaluate their stable structures. They will look at different criteria and decide what is relevant to their product. They will then work out if their structure meets the required purpose as they reflect upon and evaluate their structures.

This downloadable lesson includes a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
Free Overview (Medium-Term Plan)

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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 - build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable
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