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

Learning Objectives

  • Designing a castle

  • Knowing the features of a castle

  • Adding two design points to the Design Specification to satisfy a person/purpose

  • Drawing the design of a castle using 2D shapes

  • Labelling a design with the 3D shapes, materials and colours for the 3D model

Lesson Plan

Designing a 3-D model (of a castle)
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Teacher Video: Designing a castle


Features of a Castle PowerPoint
3D Shape Nets
Castle Design Template
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After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching Design and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject leader, she ran D&T tournaments and weekly…
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