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Packaging

£12.00
SKU D3CS30007
Key Stage 2 Design & Technology Year 3

These DT 'Packaging' lesson plans for Year 3 are a fantastic way of teaching your class about the design, function and purpose of a variety of types of packaging. Start by examining some familiar kinds of food packaging before looking at how 3D nets can be used to make packaging boxes, and how graphics and fonts enhance a product.

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, picture cards and more, this series of 6 complete lessons for Year 3 contains a tidy package of everything you need to teach this practical and creative scheme of work.

#Lesson1InvestigatingPackaging

The first lesson in this module allows your class to take a closer look at a variety of familiar packaging and think about how it was constructed, what materials were used and the purpose of the packaging.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Question cards
#Lesson23DNets

This practical lesson gives your class the chance to explore a variety of 3D nets and think about which shapes would be best for a variety of types of packaging.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Net sheets
  • 3-D shape name cards
  • Question cards
  • Poster template
#Lesson3ThatsGraphic

This lesson looks at the use of graphics on packaging and explores how different styles of graphics and fonts are used for different purposes and audiences. Your class will then have the opportunity to practise creating some different graphics for themselves.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Font sheets
  • Worksheets
#Lesson4BoxDesign

Using all the ideas they have gathered so far, this lesson will get their creative juices flowing as they design their own packaging box for a particular purpose.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson5MakingBoxes

This lesson puts their skills to the test as they construct and decorate their own packaging based on their designs.

Please note that, due to the practical nature of this lesson, worksheets are not necessary and, therefore not included. Children may refer to completed worksheets from previous lessons.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
#Lesson6TheEvaluation

The final lesson in this series gives your class the chance to reflect on the designing and making process as they evaluate their finished products.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - 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
  • KS2 - generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • KS2 - select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • KS2 - investigate and analyse a range of existing products
  • KS2 - evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
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