Playgrounds Unit 1B In this unit pupils should be given the opportunity to explore a range of full size items of playground equipment and make their own models. Home Page Links to playground equipment manufacturers Session by session suggestions
In this unit pupils should be given the opportunity to explore a range of full size items of playground equipment and make their own models.
Links to playground equipment manufacturers
Session by session suggestions
Questions to ask when looking at playground equipment
Tall Ships Playframes
Click on images to visit the sites. Star rating 1 - 5 5 being the best
Consider the various items of playground equipment, through a visit to your local playground, use of the web or photographs. Discuss the positive and negative points of the facilities. Questions to ask include:-
* Why do we have playgrounds?
* Is the play equipment fun to use? Why?
* What are the correct names for the various items?
* What type of motion does the item include?
* What materials have been used?
* How have the parts been joined together?
* Is the equipment safe to use?
Possible questions to ask during visit
Design and make models of equipment for a playground
Encourage the children to incorporate other materials eg card, string or reclaimed materials to make the construction kit models more realistic.
Fun Straws School Set
Data: Design and Technology Association
Design and Technology On Line
BBC Education: Design and Technology
Primary Technology Education Resources Project
QCA Scheme of Work