Lesson 4: Making my monster

Children construct and assemble their moving monsters, decorating them as specified in their original designs from Lesson 3 and finally evaluating their efforts against their original Design Brief

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To make a moving monster

National curriculum


  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics              

Technical knowledge                                                                         

  • Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Will work simply with a more limited range of materials and may require assistance assembling features to their linkages.


Pupils working at greater depth: Will work creatively, selecting materials from a wider range to create the desired effects and will assemble them independently.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Tom Turnham,  
Design & Technology specialist
Tom has been a teacher for seven years and, as Head of Upper School at The Belham Primary School, he has a keen interest in young people and good causes. For the past seventeen years he has volunteered with various…
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