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Y6 Term 2 Viking dragons

National Curriculum Content

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others.


Lesson Objectives

  1. Investigate how Vikings used art.
  2. Design and create a 3D dragon using cylinders.
  3. Add wings and spines using cardboard attachments.


What we want children to know

  • Use tools safely and accurately.
  • Assemble components to make working models.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams.
  • Plan the order of their work, choosing appropriate materials, tools and techniques.
  • Construct products using permanent joining techniques.
  • Confidently select appropriate tools, materials, components and techniques and use them.
  • Identify the strengths and areas for development in their ideas and products.



Cardboard attachment, L-brace, flange, cylinder