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Structures: Textiles

Year Two (combined with structures)

  • that there are different types of puppets

  • that puppets are made up of different parts   

  • to make simple drawings and label parts 

  • basic sewing techniques 

  • to use a template to mark out identical pieces of fabric  

  • to compare joining techniques  

  • simple vocabulary associated with the use of textiles 

  • that ideas for their own designs can be developed by looking at a selection of puppets  

  • to identify simple design criteria  

  • to model their ideas by making a paper mock-up  

  • to mark out, cut and join fabric pieces to make the main part of their puppet  

  • to use appropriate finishing techniques  

  • to evaluate against design criteria


Year Four (combined with structures)

  • that products are designed for different purposes and different users  

  • to evaluate products and identify criteria that can be used for their own designs  

  • to make labelled drawings from different views showing specific features  

  • how to sew using a range of different stitches 

  • that fabrics have different properties  

  • that some joining techniques are stronger/weaker than others  

  • that fabric can be joined in temporary and permanent ways  

  • how to model ideas with paper or inexpensive fabric  

  • to use simple decorative techniques eg dyeing, embroidery or fabric paints

  • how to design a product using textiles for a specific purpose  

  • to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of a design  

  • to draw up simple design specifications  

  • to make a plan of how to make the product  

  • how to make a paper pattern/template that uses a seam allowance  

  • to measure, tape or pin, cut and join fabric with some accuracy  

  • to evaluate their product identifying strengths and areas for development against the original specifications  


Year Six (combined with structures)

  • that products are designed for a particular purpose and are suitable for different users  

  • that a designer needs to consider appearance, function, cost and safety when designing products  

  • that many different materials can be used on a product (teddy bear) some to stiffen, some to provide a hard-wearing surface and some for appearance

  • that pattern/templates can be used many times and this ensures consistency in size  

  • how to pin, sew and stitch materials together to create a product  

  • that ideas for products can be developed by modelling with paper or scrap metal  

  • to develop a design specification  

  • to communicate their ideas through drawings and modelling  

  • how to plan the order of their work, choosing appropriate materials, tools and techniques  

  • to construct products using permanent joining techniques  

  • how to achieve a quality product  

  • to evaluate products identifying strengths and areas for development and carrying out appropriate tests