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

Learning Objectives

  • Improving and adding detail to structures

  • Testing and adapting a design to improve it

  • Identifying what makes a successful structure

  • Using a range of materials to reinforce

  • Adding decoration to the structures

Lesson Plan

Making a model playground
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Teacher Video: Perfecting structures

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the previous lesson

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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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