PaperWorks Pack 1 is an interactive teaching resource designed to engage your pupils in a fun exploration of paper as a versatile material. It provides a full Art and Design lesson complete with whiteboard presentation (including two videos and an interactive game), worksheets, teaching notes, and links to order a free poster. The lesson also suggests how you can use paper as the basis of a wider teaching theme, and introduces the importance of recycling and paper recovery.
Pupils will learn how paper is made, its many uses and properties, and they can be creative by making 3D paper toys. They will also have the cross-curricular opportunities to:
• Investigate the possibilities of paper (Art and Design)
• Try folding techniques and apply these to paper (Art and Design)
• Explore visual and tactile elements of paper (Art and Design)
• Use wide-ranging vocabulary to describe paper and write for different purposes (English)
• Approach paper problems involving numbers (Maths)
• Use a plan to find paper objects (Geography)
• Identify differences between ways of life without paper (History)
• Describe the simple physical properties of paper (Science)
• Identify and compare the suitability of paper for particular uses (Science)
• Find out how paper can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching (Science)
• Use images and software to develop ideas of a ‘super-paper’ (Computing)
• Discuss how we can recycle paper (PSHE)*
The teachers’ notes and worksheets PDFs can be downloaded from TES. The accompanying presentation and videos are easy to find in the Primary KS1 area at: http://www.paperworks.school.
* These are the curriculum links for England but links for Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are also available on the PaperWorks website.