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This unit of work sets a challenge for the children, which is based on the well-known fairy tale ‘Sly Fox and the Little Red Hen’. They must design a stilt house for Little Red Hen, to replace her treehouse, which was destroyed in a forest fire. The plan of work details possible activities for each stage of the design and make process, which helps children to develop their engineering skills. The plan of work details assessment possibilities and provides all necessary templates. There is sufficient content here for a month’s unit of work on Design and Make. Included in the pack are 

  • PowerPoint presentation, which is editable to facilitate teachers to adapt it to suit their class. 
  • Plan of Work 
  • Design and Make process information sheet 
  • Same but Different activity
  • Team planning template 
  • Procedural writing template
  • Pupil rubric (assessment) 
  • Group rubric (assessment) 

This unit of work can be integrated into the following areas:

  • Maths – measuring, money
  • Living Things – life cycle of a hen
  • Properties and Characteristics of Materials 
  • Environmental Awareness and Care – protecting the habitat of animals
  • Homes and Shelter – homes around the world, characteristics of homes, materials used to build homes
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