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Storybooks

£12.00
SKU D4CS30004
Key Stage 2 Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems Design & Technology Year 4

Bring stories to life with this fun and imaginative module as your class create storybooks with moving mechanisms.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Children will have the chance to explore moving parts in a variety of storybooks and learn how to recreate some of these moving parts using a variety of tools and techniques before investigating different types of fonts and graphics. And finally, putting their new-found skills to the test, your class will design, create and evaluate their very own moving storybooks.

This DT 'Storybooks' series of lessons in six parts contains everything you need to teach this Year 4 module, including lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and much more.

#Lesson1LinksandLevers

In this first lesson, your class have the opportunity to investigate different types of moving mechanisms in storybooks and think about how they were made.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson2MakingMechanisms

The step-by-step photos on the slides in this lesson provide a helpful starting point for trying out some different techniques for making moving mechanisms. Your class will have the chance to try some of these different methods and start gathering ideas for their own moving storybooks.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheet
#Lesson3LookingGood

This lesson focuses on different fonts and graphic techniques that could be used when the children come to create their own storybooks and provides plenty of opportunities for your class to practise creating fun fonts and images.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Font sheets
#Lesson4PlottingandPlanning

This lesson gives your class the chance to consolidate their learning so far and to design and plan their own storybooks with moving mechanisms.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheet
#Lesson5BringingtheStorytoLife

This practical and hands-on lesson allows your class to put their skills to the test as they create their own storybooks using moving mechanisms and a variety of fonts and graphic techniques.

Please note that, due to the practical nature of this lesson, worksheets are not necessary and, therefore – not included. Children may refer to completed worksheets from previous lessons.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
#Lesson6TheEnd

With a variety of evaluation activities and worksheets, this lesson provides everything you need for your class to reflect on the designing and making process and to evaluate their finished moving storybooks.

 

 

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 - understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]
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