Dragon Cage – KS2

  • Technical Knowledge: complex structure / mechanism
  • Suitable for KS2 children


  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, and computer-aided design


    • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks, accurately
    • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities


    • investigate and analyse a range of existing products
    • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
    • understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world

    Technical knowledge

    • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
    • understand and use mechanical systems in their products