Lesson 4: Making a rocket

Carefully following their instructions in the right order, children build their rockets, debugging the instructions if necessary

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To build a rocket

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need access to the BBC Cbeebies ‘Make a rocket with Justin’ video to see what different components might look like.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should lead the group during the ‘Wrapping up’ by helping to take a clear photo and typing the evaluation points discussed within the group.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Richard Williams,  
Computing specialist
Richard is a Year 6 Teacher at St. Pancras Primary School. Richard’s passion for teaching was recognised when he received Suffolk’s ‘Raising The Bar’ award for Innovation 2016. With his class he made the world’s first guided VR:360 school tour…
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