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Y6 Term 5 Fairground models

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 famous artists represent fairgrounds.
  2. Investigate and experiment with colour and pattern.
  3. Build frameworks to create and construct a fairground ride.
  4. Use a hacksaw accurately, efficiently and safely to cut strip wood.
  5. Join materials using appropriate methods.


What we want children to know

  • The importance of accurate measurements.
  • Know how to assemble components to make working models.
  • Know how to reinforce and strengthen a 3D framework.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Confidently select appropriate tools, materials, components and techniques and use them.
  • Use tools safely and accurately.
  • Construct products using permanent joining techniques.
  • Aim to make and to achieve a quality product.



Wood, saw, measure, accurately, glue, glue gun