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

Learning Objectives

  • Designing a playground with a variety of structures

  • Knowing that there are different types of structures used in playground apparatus

  • Considering how the structures can be used

  • Designing five different apparatus using three different structures

  • Responding to peer evaluation of a design

Lesson Plan

Designing a playground
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Teacher Video: Design a playground

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Presentation: Playground images


Finished Design Example
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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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