Sewing & Textiles

Sew far, sew good is a textiles based unit that is underpinned by the national curriculum for design and technology.

It aims to ensure that all children develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in our ever-changing world, gaining understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality products for a wide range of users and to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. 

This half term, the children in Year 4 are designing, making and evaluating pencil cases.

During this unit, the children undertook existing product research which included evaluation of a range of products. They then used what they had learnt about different products and designed thier own using a given brief.

During the unit the children develop skills in cutting, threading and sewing. some children went as far as sewing buttons onto their designs as both a fastener and decoration. The children also used the glue gun to add applique design.

In the Year 5 unit you can see the progression in skills…

Here the children are using a sewing machine independently to sew joins and detail into their eye masks. Again the children researched existing products before designing thier own. They look like they’re having lots of fun, learning new life skills and have produced an amazing final piece!

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