Mechanisms: Design and Technology projects with moving gears, pulleys, cams, levers and more.

With these DT schemes of work for KS1 and KS2, your class will design and make purposeful products, then bring them to life with moving parts! Each complete unit of work includes detailed information about how various mechanisms work, and are designed to ensure that learning is challenging, but age-appropriate: teaching and learning about mechanisms can be challenging in Key Stage 1, particularly – but our Design and Technology lesson plans, activities and resources are created with differentiation for a range of ages and abilities.

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Resources at your fingertips

We really do mean this! Whether you want an individual lesson or a complete scheme of work, our teaching packs come with a detailed lesson plan that walks you through an engaging input, a slideshow presentation to go with it, differentiated activity ideas, and — in most cases — a range of printable resources such as worksheets, activity cards or writing frames. If anything else is required, you'll be able to see at a glance, as everything you need is listed at the top of every plan!

Written by professionals

We're qualified primary teachers with extensive classroom experience. We know how hard the job is! That's why we try to give you as much as we can with every teaching pack – to help you and make life easier. We've obsessively pored over the National Curriculum objectives to make sure that you get excellent coverage when you teach with PlanBee, and that you get engaging, challenging learning activities with which all of your children can achieve and make progress.

More time for you

Stuck for ideas on Sunday evening? All your time taken up with marking? We know how much time teachers spend on preparation and assessment. It's time to get some of that time back! It only takes a moment to sign up with PlanBee and start downloading, so you can claim back a bit more You time! Our Complete Series of lessons come with assessment questions and marking grids, too – it's another way we've tried to make the incredible job you do that little bit easier!

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