Category Archives: DT for Year 3

Year 3 Emergency Lesson Plans for DT

Lesson plans for supply teachersThese emergency lesson plans for Year 3 DT are only to be used by supply teachers who are faced with no planning or easily accessible resources. Also to be used following the guidance notes here.

Topic Lesson Plan
Packaging Give the children a list of materials (e.g. paper, cling film, aluminium foil, wool, fur, wood, tissue, cardboard) and ask them to chart the properties first of all, then think of a product that can be packaged in that material, and finally think of a more suitable material for the packaging.
Sandwich Snacks Focus on health and safety. Children to design a poster. Draw someone in the kitchen breaking all the rules, e.g. hair hanging down, unwashed hands, uncovered wounds and a cat sat at the far end of the chopping board watching.
Moving Monsters Relate to human body. How do we move? List the moving parts and the direction in which they move. What helps us to move more easily? Are there children here who can move in ways which others can't (wiggle ears?) Can you design a moving human body? Label diagram with as much as you can. Ideally great big sheets of paper, draw round one of the children in each group, group work to label.
Photograph Frames This unit looks at free-standing frames. Can the children find anything in the classroom which is free-standing? How are the chairs staying upright? The desks? Pencil pots? Classify as a group, 2 legs, 3, legs, wide base, pedestal etc.

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