Year 4

# To explore contexts and purposes of structures

In this lesson, we will explore a range of contexts such as homes, schools or workplaces where structures are used. We will describe the purpose of structure products.

Year 4

# To explore contexts and purposes of structures

In this lesson, we will explore a range of contexts such as homes, schools or workplaces where structures are used. We will describe the purpose of structure products.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. work confidently within a range of contexts, such as the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment
2. describe the purpose of their products
3. how to use learning from mathematics to help design and make products that work

### Equipment

Card, squared paper, sellotape, masking tape, pencil, corrugated card, ruler, scissors, fabric

### Content guidance

• Equipment requiring safe usage.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
What is a structure?
A method of designing.
Correct answer: An object constructed in several parts.
Q2.
What is the name of this structure?
A bench.
A slide.
Q3.
Which of these structures is a shell structure?
A house.
A tent.
Q4.
I am used to stick materials together. What am I called?
Cardboard.
Scissors.
Q5.
Which of these structures can be made from bricks?
A boat.
An old phone.

## Exit quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
What does purpose mean?
It is a short description of an object.
It is another word for product.
Correct answer: It is the reason why an item is created.
Q2.
What type of structure is a house?
A shell structure.
Q3.
What does context mean?
Correct answer: The circumstances in which a product will be used.
The materials a product is made from.
Q4.
When might you use a gift box?
At the cinema.