Structure: Bridges

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Lessons

Lesson 1: Arch and beam bridges

To explore how to reinforce a beam (structure) to improve its strength

Lesson 2: Spaghetti truss bridges

To build a spaghetti truss bridge

Lesson 3: Building bridges

To build a wooden truss bridge

Lesson 4: Finalising bridges

To complete, reinforce and evaluate my truss bridge

Key skills

  • Designing a stable structure

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Key knowledge

  • To understand some different

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Key vocabulary

beam bridge

arch bridge

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Unit resources

Assessment D&T Y5: Structures: Bridges

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. Use

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Knowledge organiser

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Subject resources

D&T Long-term plans

A suggested order for teaching Design

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National curriculum mapping

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D&T: Progression of pupil skills and knowledge

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Equipment list

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Policy support

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Design and technology: Risk assessment (editable)

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Assessment

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Key vocabulary

Vocabulary document that shows key vocabulary

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