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This design technology scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to select and combine materials and building techniques to construct a model of a survival shelter. The class can design and build a strong, stable and waterproof shelter model that can be used when stranded on a deserted island.

Select and combine a range of different materials and building techniques to construct a model of a survival shelter suitable for an island location

Lesson One : Building Materials

Identify, describe and compare materials that have been used for different types of buildings and shelters

Lesson Two : Testing Shapes

Test and record the strength of a range of different shapes that can be used in building construction

Lesson Three : Structure Supports

Devise and test a range of ways of strengthening shapes for different structures and constructions

Lesson Four : Survival Shelter

Select and record how to construct a shelter using different materials and building techniques

Lesson Five : Shelter Construction

Select materials and techniques to employ when building a construction to match specific success criteria

Lesson Six : Island Shelter

Complete building and review completed models of a survival shelter against selected success criteria

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