Structures: Constructing a castle

Learning about the features of a castle, children design and make one of their own. They will also be using configurations of handmade nets and recycled materials to make towers and turrets and constructing a base to secure them ***NEW*** Knowledge Organiser

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Lesson 1: Features of a castle

After learning the features of a castle, children design one of their own, deciding which 3D shapes they need to create it

Lesson 2: Designing a castle

Children follow a design specification to create a castle, labelling their drawings with the shapes and subsequent nets and recycled materials they will use to make it

Lesson 3: Nets and structures

Children construct their nets to make 3D shapes to use in the construction of their castles in Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Building a castle

After creating the curtain walls of their castles, children make and attach the specific features of their designs, decorating and adding facades to complete the project

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Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources