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Design and Technology Unit 1b – Playgrounds

 

      This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

      A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Design and Technology unit 1b: Playgrounds

      For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

At the playground

(1 page)

To relate the way things work to their intended purpose

A recording sheet to say how equipment in a playground moves

Playground equipment

(1 page)

To relate the way things work to their intended purpose

PowerPoint show with pictures of different playground equipment and questions about the equipment to answer through the show

Making playground equipment

(5 pages)

How materials and components have been used, people’s needs, and what other users say about them

To evaluate their products as they are developed, identifying strengths and possible changes they might make

Worksheets to fill in to explain - Investigating, designing and planning, evaluating. These can be used for other design and making ideas

My design task recording sheet

(2 pages)

How materials and components have been used, people’s needs, and what other users say about them

To evaluate their products as they are developed, identifying strengths and possible changes they might make

This sheet is similar to above but may be more suitable for some children

Playground models

 (4 pages)

To assemble, join and combine materials and components together using a variety of temporary methods

to collect and sort information

Instructions to make models of a carousel, a swing and a roundabout

To make a swing

(3 pages)

To make their structures more stable and able to withstand greater loads

 

 Instructions to make a model of a swing

Flashcards for words in unit 1b

(12 pages)

To use the appropriate vocabulary for naming and describing the equipment, materials and components they use

Flashcards of words used in the unit – 4 words on each page – can be used to help children in their explanations  and evaluations

Make a climbing frame

 (1 page)

To make models which reflect their ideas

Design and make model of climbing frame without instructions – describe and evaluate

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

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