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Seasonal Stockings

£12.00
SKU D34CS40500

Keep your children engaged as the Christmas season draws closer with this festive DT scheme of work for Year 3/4! Children will develop and use their knowledge of, and skills in, a variety of sewing techniques for joining and decorating fabric in order to design and make their very own Christmas stocking!

 
#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

This downloadable series of lessons includes detailed lesson plans, slideshow presentations and printable teaching resources.

#Lesson1ExistingProducts

In this first lesson, children find out where the tradition of the Christmas stocking is thought to have come from. Before looking at any examples, children are encouraged to think about what we would expect a Christmas stocking to look like. They learn about the importance of both functionality and visual appeal, and discuss which they think is the most important for this type of product. In their independent activities, children analyse a variety of stockings in more detail.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Christmas Stocking Cards
  • Compare and Contrast Sheet
#Lesson2ExploringStitches

Children learn how to join two pieces of fabric together in this skills-based lesson. They look at examples of different stitches, and learn how to secure their first and last stitch with a hidden knot. In their independent activities, children explore which stitch they think will be the most suitable for a Christmas stocking. Alternatively, they are encouraged to investigate the statement, “Longer stitches will create a stronger, more secure join than shorter stitches.”

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Sewing Stitch Instruction Sheets
  • Challenge Cards
#Lesson3DecoratingFabric

How can we make a Christmas stocking visually appealing? In this lesson, children first discuss the different ways in which sewing skills can be used to make Christmas stockings attractive, and compare and contrast different examples. They then explore how embellishments and the skills of embroidery and appliqué can be used to decorate fabric in the independent activity.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Decorative Skills Cards
  • Christmas Picture Cards
#Lesson4DesignTime

To begin the lesson, children discuss the importance of design criteria. They choose a user for their product, and tailor the design criteria to suit this person’s likes and dislikes. Children are then encouraged to discuss what joining stitches and decorative techniques they are going to use, before carefully planning and designing their Christmas stocking. In the alternative activity, children can design festive bunting for their classroom.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Stocking Design Sheet
  • Bunting Design Sheet
  • Design Ideas Cards
#Lesson5CreatingyourProduct

In this lesson, children use their knowledge of joining techniques and decorative sewing skills to make their Christmas stockings according to their plans and design criteria. They will be reminded that, if necessary, they can make changes to their design to improve the overall finished product for the user.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Stocking Template
  • Bunting Template
  • Bunting Instructions Sheet
#Lesson6Evaluation

In this final lesson, children understand the importance of evaluating a finished product against the design criteria. In their independent activities, they evaluate their own completed Christmas stocking by answering and asking questions. In the alternative activity, children go on a hunt around the classroom and ‘spot’ the various sewing skills used by others. As a class they then discuss how successful each example is.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Evaluation Sheets
  • Spot the Skill! Card
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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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