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Structures – Foundation stage:

Begin to build structures with a range of materials inside and out.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Build
  • Join
  • Construct

Structures – Year 1:

Begin to build structures, joining components together to create a finished product.

Structures – Year 2:

Begin to build structures with some independence exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Structure
  • Stable
  • Rigid

Structures – Year 3:

Build structures with increasing  independence . Begin to demonstrate  a growing understanding of how to reinforce and strengthen their finished products.

Structures – Year 4:

Build structures with increasing independence and accuracy. Demonstrate an understanding of how they can be made stronger and more stable.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Girder
  • Rafter
  • Strut

Structures – Year 5:

Build innovative, functional, appealing, structures that are fit for purpose. Evidence how products can be made stronger and more stable.

Use finishing techniques to strengthen and improve the appearance of their models.

Structures – Year 6:

With increasing independence and ability, build innovative, functional, appealing, stable structures that are fit for purpose. Demonstrate confidently how to reinforce and strengthen a 3D framework.

Explore vocabulary here:

  • Member
  • Cross Brace
  • Cantilever
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