Mechanical systems: Making a pop-up book

After choosing a simple story or nursery rhyme, children create a four-page pop-up storybook design. They will also add accompanying captions, incorporating a range of mechanisms and decorative features, including: structures, levers, sliders, layers and spacers

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Lesson 1: Pop-up book page design

Children create the structure of their books, including the pop-up features, and begin to make their mechanisms

Lesson 2: Making my pop-up book

Children create the structure of their books, including the pop-up features, and begin to make their mechanisms

Lesson 3: Using layers and spacers

Children secure their mechanisms onto the pages and give their books a professional finish, using layers and spacers to hide the mechanisms

Lesson 4: Writing and illustrating

Children add the finishing touches to their books, adding illustrations, colour and writing captions

Assess your pupils

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

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