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

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To construct and evaluate my final product

National curriculum

Make

  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic

Evaluate

  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May need to create simpler structures and configurations.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should create more complex structures and include more sophisticated configurations from a mixture of their own nets and collected objects.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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Vicki Risianova,  
Design & Technology specialist
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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