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Pencil Cases

£12.00
SKU D34CS30004
Key Stage 2 Textiles Design & Technology Year 3 Year 4

This series of six Design and Technology lesson plans, teaching ideas and resources will support your class in making their very own pencil cases! They will think about different materials used to make pencil cases and the different ways they are opened and closed. Your class will learn how to use a variety of stitches including running stitch, whip stitch and back stitch, as well as how to decorate their pencil case creations!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Containing details lesson plans, engaging slides, differentiated activity ideas and a range of printables, these DT 'Pencil Cases' lessons for Year 3/4 are a great way to get your class excited about working with textiles and will leave them with a beautiful and handy product at the end of it all!

#Lesson1Howarepencilcasesmade

In this first lesson, the children will look at different types of pencil cases, what they are made from and how they are constructed.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Word mat
  • Criteria cards
#Lesson2Letspractisesewingstitches

During the second lesson in this series, your class will practise different sewing stitches as they join pieces of felt together.

They will learn running stitch, back stitch and whip stitch in this practical, hands-on lesson.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
  • Sewing template cards
#Lesson3Howdotheyopenandclose

Your class will think about the different ways pencil cases are opened and closed, before having a go at sewing a button, making a button hole and attaching poppers to pieces of material. Which method do they prefer? Which style of fastener is the most secure?

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Instruction cards
#Lesson4AddingEmbellishments

Now that your class are becoming more confident with sewing basic stitches, they will look at some different ways they can add embellishments to their pencil case designs.

They will then have the opportunity to practise sewing different embellishments onto felt.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Picture cards
#Lesson5DesignTime

In this lesson your class will design their own pencil cases.

They will have the chance to include the stitches, fasteners and embellishments they think are most suitable for their pencil case, based on the work they have done in preparation for their designs.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Design criteria card
#Lesson6Letsmakeandevaluate

In the final lesson of this series, your class will follow their designs to make their pencil cases.

When they have finished sewing they will evaluate their finished product.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • 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 - 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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