Y6 – DT – Shelter Design and Construction

In our Design and Technology lessons, Year 6 have completed a T.A.S.C project to build strong structures. Children were tasked with building a structure, with a pitched roof, which could bear he maximum load under compression when loaded from above.

Children began by using paper to explore which shapes were strong and how they could be further strengthened. Next, children used Computer Aided Design to plan out their project, keeping in mind the materials they would have available. Children then used their practical skills to construct their designs. Finally, their structures were tested. Both design and build quality contributed to success. Some groups managed to survive the maximum 72kg weight!