Lesson 2: Building structures

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

Learning Objectives

  • Building a range of play apparatus structures

  • Knowing that structures can be strengthened by manipulating materials and shapes

  • Measuring marking, cutting and shaping wood to create a range of structures

Lesson Plan

Building a playground
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Teacher Video: Building structures

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Pupil Video: Making a model playground

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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 DesignTo make, draw or write plans for something. and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject…
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