Lesson 3: Construction

Referring to their design templates from Lesson 2, children make the various elements of their moving storybooks, including bridges and guides to restrict the movement of their sliders where necessary

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To construct a moving picture

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks (for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing)
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Will need support planning what they will do first and may need their steps recorded for them to tick off. They may need support drawing and cutting or use the Activity: Storybook page template and/or Activity: Storybook moving parts template to aid the construction process.


Pupils working at greater depth: Will need to consider the length of their mechanisms so that they don’t bump into each other as they will have more than one moving part in each image.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Design & Technology specialist
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