Structure: Playgrounds

This topic draws upon pupils’ skills and knowledge of structures, challenging them to design and create a model of a new playground featuring five apparatus, made from three different structures. Creating a footprint as the base, pupils can practise visualising objects in plan view and also get creative with their use of natural features and cladding for their structures

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Design a new playground

After identifying various playground equipment, pupils explore the structures they're made up of before designing five playground apparatus using three different structures

View

Lesson 2: Building structures

Using their designs from the previous lesson, pupils build the structures for their playground apparatus

View

Lesson 3: Perfecting structures

Pupils complete the rest of the structures for their playground apparatus, developing and testing them as they work and adding the cladding

View

Lesson 4: Playground landscapes

Pupils secure their structures to their bases and create landscape features from a range of materials to compliment their playgrounds

View