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

Learning Objectives

  • Constructing a castle to meet the requirements of a brief

  • Making neat 3D shapes using nets

  • Stacking shapes and recyclable materials to make the structures of a castle

  • Evaluating final products

Lesson Plan

Assembling a castle
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Teacher Video: Building a castle

Assembling and evaluating my 3-D castle

Pupil Video: Constructing a castle

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3D Shape Nets
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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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