Structures

Structures: DT lesson planning, packed with practical learning activities and engaging design projects.

Learning how to make purposeful products which are strong and sturdy is at the heart of primary Design and Technology teaching and learning. These complete schemes of work include advice for helping children design, develop, make, strengthen and reinforce structures within broader design projects such as making picture frames, musical instruments or prototype models.

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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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  • Playgrounds

    Playgrounds

    Year 1

    KS1

    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... Read More

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  • Wacky Windmills

    Wacky Windmills

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Visit a variety of windmills around the world and encourage them to get their builder hats on with this 'Wacky Windmills' scheme of work for Year 1 and 2. Your class will explore different ways of making windmill bases and sails with classroom and cr... Read More

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  • Photograph Frames

    Photograph Frames

    Year 3

    KS2

    This practical and hands-on 'Photograph Frames' module for Year 3 contains all you need to teach this entire scheme of work. Your class will have the chance to explore the materials and components of different photograph frames, engage in practical a... 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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  • Light-Up Signs

    Light-Up Signs

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Use woodworking DT tools and materials, card and paper or even scrap materials to make an decorative light box with illuminated words or letters. This scheme of work is structured in a way that allows you to decide precisely what tools and materials... Read More

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  • British Inventors

    British Inventors

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Introduce your class to several British inventors and their inventions. Discuss how these different inventions have changed the lives of the people who use them and reflect on how each invention has been developed and changed. Children are challenged... 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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  • Chinese Inventions

    Chinese Inventions

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Use this KS2, six-lesson scheme to explore the innovative culture of ancient China and discover the inventions that have helped shape the world, including paper, the compass, gunpowder and the moveable-type printing press. With lesson plans, slide... Read More

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  • Making African Instruments

    Making African Instruments

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Inspire your class to design and create a range of African instruments in this six-lesson DT scheme for Years 5 and 6. Explore the rich and energetic genre of African music and use it to inspire the investigation and creation of several different Afr... Read More

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  • Fairground

    Fairground

    Year 6

    KS2

    Roll up, roll up for fun at the fair in this DT 'Fairground' module! This series of 6 lessons for Year 6 gives your class the chance to examine a variety of rotating fairground rides before designing and making their own ride using an electrical moto... 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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