Architecture

Architecture: DT lesson planning for KS1 and KS2, ready to teach.

PlanBee Architecture DT lesson planning packs for KS1 and KS2 cover a variety of topics about how buildings and other structures are structured. Learn about a variety of construction materials, and make model building designs.

These varied DT schemes of work for KS1 and KS2 include information about the work of architects and how they contribute to the creativity and culture of our homes and public spaces. Each complete unit also includes a variety of differentiated, practical activities where children can design and develop their own architecture, using a range of tools, equipment and materials to produce models, prototypes or finished products.

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  • Homes

    Homes

    Year 1

    KS1

    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... Read More

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  • Making Mini Greenhouses

    Making Mini Greenhouses

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Turn your children into aspiring engineers and architects with this fun DT scheme of work for Y3/4! Children will find out the purpose of a greenhouse and how it works, before moving on to exploring how structures like these can be made stable, and... Read More

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  • Building Bridges

    Building Bridges

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Building Bridges is a six-lesson KS2 Design and Technology scheme of work for Year 5 or Year 6, all about different types of bridges and the structures that support them. It includes lots of practical, differentiated activities, culminating in an exc... Read More

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  • Shelters

    Shelters

    Year 6

    KS2

    This practical module explores different kinds of shelters, their materials, uses and components, and gives children the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of areas. Challenge your class to use different materials to create stable free... Read More

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  • Can Buildings Speak?

    Can Buildings Speak?

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    These KS1 'Can Buildings Speak?' Art lessons ideas for children in Year 1 and Year 2 will have your class looking at buildings in a whole new light. They will explore shapes and patterns within buildings and find out what different features, patterns... Read More

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