I have created DT activities linked to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Planning included!
Through this unit children learn about different types of fabrics and their purposes before designing a model of a simple cloak using simple paper patterns and simple joining techniques for fabrics. Some activities can be linked to Literacy (Reading and Writing) and to Science (Unit 1C Sorting and using materials).
• Pictures of red fabrics of different textures and patterns
• Homework: Use the internet or/and a dictionary to find what fabrics are made of. List names of different fabrics.
• Sensory vocabulary words
• Fact Sheets – Flash Cards: information about various and most common types of fabrics. Can be used Literacy / Reading / Comprehension
• Paper pattern instructions
• Writing sheet (for Literacy)
• Looking at fabrics Cut and stick different pieces of fabrics. Describe each piece with a suitable word. Use Sensory Vocabulary Words if necessary.
Extension/ High Ability:
• Which fabric is it? Match descriptions to correct name/fabric
• Sort pieces of fabrics into 2 categories. Stick different samples (natural fibres/ synthetic fibres) – use Flash Cards/ Facts to find answers
• How will your cloak look like? Illustrate a repeated pattern. Stick a piece for each of your 4 chosen fabrics.
• Illustrate the equipment that you will need to design and make your cloak.
• Make a plan to show how you will make your cloak ( First, Next, Last)
• Making a paper pattern/template: Draw a pattern for your design.
Don’t forget to write the measurements!
• Evaluate how well you made a cloak- part 1: add picture/photo of completed cloak; What do you think of your finished cloak?
�� Evaluate how well you made a cloak- part 2: Does your cloak looks like you wanted it to? Do you need to improve your design? Would you change something?
Useful Tip! Use the PDF doc with your IWB to work through the pages with your children :)
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