Gallery Rebels Money Boxes ( Design and Technology / Cornerstones Curriculum )

Gallery Rebels Money Boxes ( Design and Technology / Cornerstones Curriculum )

This is a workbook made for a Key Stage 3 special needs class who have statements of autism. The class in question is a middle to high ability group. The booklet is designed to take them through the stages of design and could be used as the foundation of a Resistant Material Entry Level as it includes the required elements. Pupils are asked to design and make a wooden money box themed around Graffiti Art, Pop Art, Cubism or a mixture of these styles. The project starts by asking pupils to analyse the design brief they have been given; they then carry out research into types of joints, the different art styles, the size of coins and customer preferences; they then have to write a specification and develop a design; next they will write a production plan, add pictures of the manufacturing process and their final outcome; finally they are asked to evaluate their project. For each of the art styles the students are given an example box and a box to add their own ideas to. The example boxes are also included in the word document alongside the drawing frames. These may come in useful if you want to create a display. I hope you enjoy the resource. If you like it please leave me a review. Any feedback is always appreciated.
DavidMBaker
Stargazers Nightlights Workbook (for use in Design and Technology with Cornerstones Curriculum)

Stargazers Nightlights Workbook (for use in Design and Technology with Cornerstones Curriculum)

A work book made for Key Stage 3 Special Needs students with a statement of Autism who are following the Cornerstones Curriculum. In this Design and Technology project students will design and make a night light. Please note that this booklet requires the use of an oven and a laser cutter to complete so is not suitable for primary settings (unless they have strong links to a secondary school). The booklet is aimed at a lower to middle ability group. Each page contains a lot of structure to support students as they complete the project. The pages also include space for pupils to take part in self or peer assessment. The booklet includes pages on: Design Brief Analysis, Research, Specification, Initial Ideas, Modelling, Circuit Design, Final Ideas, Production Plan, Manufacture, Outcome and Evaluation. It also contains a number of hand drawn pictures.
DavidMBaker
Name Plaque Workbook  ( Design and Technology - Cornerstones Curriculum )

Name Plaque Workbook ( Design and Technology - Cornerstones Curriculum )

This project is based around the ID theme from the Cornerstones Curriculum. The booklet was produced for a medium ability special needs class. All pupils in the class have a statement of autism. This booklet uses my older style without regular self assessment instead it relies on teacher feedback. There are pages on research, design ideas, final design, how to make, construction and final piece.
DavidMBaker
Design Brief Template + Other Templates

Design Brief Template + Other Templates

A series of three sheets to help students start the design process. It includes a template for them to record the design brief on - then moves on to an initial ideas sheet with room to record two ideas. Finally there is a sheet for them to use to carry out an access FM analysis of their prefered idea to help them develop it. This series of worksheets was used by a class in the Special School (Autism) where I work.
DavidMBaker
Hobbit Conversation with Smaug Worksheet

Hobbit Conversation with Smaug Worksheet

A worksheet that includes some scans from a graphic novel version of the Hobbit with the text parts blanked out. The idea is that the pupils come up with the conversation that they think will have been held between Smaug and Bilbo. This was a worksheet I made when I had an English tutor. I've never tried it with children so would be interested to hear how well it goes down with classes.
DavidMBaker
TEACCH - Ordnance Survey Symbols

TEACCH - Ordnance Survey Symbols

A matching exercise where students have to match photos of various objects with the symbols that related to them. Originally made for use with my Cubs but should also come in hand for training those on the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and anyone learning basic map skills.
DavidMBaker
Woodworking Machinery Worksheets

Woodworking Machinery Worksheets

3 worksheets covering: Band Saw; Pillar Drill and Disc Sander. They ask the students to explain a safety rule relating to the equipment. When they have used the equipment and what the equipment is for. Each sheet has a hand drawn picture of the tool it relates to within my own school. I hope these might also be useful to some other people.
DavidMBaker
Differentiated Tools Worksheets (6 levels)

Differentiated Tools Worksheets (6 levels)

5 worksheets covering the following items: hammer; g-cramp; tenon saw; coping saw and safety goggles. For each worksheet there are 6 differentiated variants: 1 - copy the name of the tool; 2 - find the name of the tool and write it; 3 - unscramble the name of the tool; 4 - fill in the missing words; 5 - complete the sentences (only the starts are given) and 6 - write about the tools (they are only given instructions of what to write about). Each sheet has an extension activity of colouring in the picture of the tool (or shading it at the higher levels).
DavidMBaker
Spiders Web Team Building Activity

Spiders Web Team Building Activity

A sheet showing how we scored a Spiders Web Team Building Activity on the County Cub Competition. It includes a picture I drew (on the computer) of a Spiders Web. They are fairly easy to set up with some rope and knots. To score highly teams have to work effectively together.
DavidMBaker
Hobbit / LOTR Comprehension & Descriptive Tasks

Hobbit / LOTR Comprehension & Descriptive Tasks

Here are two sheets I made when I had an English tutor (last time I applied for Primary Teacher Training). Both are themed around the Hobbit (or Lord of the Rings). In one you are given some text and asked to draw or construct a picture of a Hobbit based on that text. The other gives you a picture of Gandalf and asks you to write a description of the Istari (Gandalf) who is shown in the picture. I've never tried these with children so would be interested to hear how they go down with them if you do try them out.
DavidMBaker
Personal Safety Booklet (Cubs)

Personal Safety Booklet (Cubs)

A booklet for children to explain the dangers the are around them. This includes choosing two places and listing the dangers associated with them. There is also space to write about strangers danger, fire safety, the green cross code and to develop their own code. Originally it was made for my Cub Scouts so that they could complete their Personal Safety Badges at home.
DavidMBaker
Hobbit - what happens after the story

Hobbit - what happens after the story

A descriptive writing task based after the events of the Hobbit but staring the books main characters. I've written a synopsis for the events I thought might take place but the pupils need to flesh out the story with some descriptive writing. I suspect the level at the moment is probably too high but I'm uploading it here in case anyone likes the idea and wants to tweak it a bit to make it suitable. This was another one of the items that I wrote for my English tutor.
DavidMBaker
Staged Swimming Requirements

Staged Swimming Requirements

This is a set of sheets (the set I used, I laminated) that you can use to record the completion of a staged set of swimming activities. These are based upon the Scout Staged Swimming Badges but our PE teacher also decided they were useful as he felt they formed a nice progression that was suitable for our Special Needs students. The sheets have the room to write on a students name and then space to tick off each activity as they complete it. (You'll need a permanent marker to write on a laminated sheet.)
DavidMBaker
Persuasive Poster (Bug Houses) (Differentiated)

Persuasive Poster (Bug Houses) (Differentiated)

Here are a series of 4 differentiated worksheets to help students create a persuasive poster encouraging people to buy Bug Houses that they were producing as part of their Design and Technology lessons. This set of posters formed part of an observed lesson and was designed to show cross curricular links with English. (As we currently have a focus on writing within our school.) We started the lesson by showing the students a variety of adverts and talking about the features they use.
DavidMBaker
TEACCH Tools Activity

TEACCH Tools Activity

A few sheets to make up a TEACCH Tools activity where special needs students (autism) have to match the tool to its name.
DavidMBaker
Map Symbols

Map Symbols

A sheet for students to name a selection of Map Symbols. Originally made for my Cub Scouts but could be used for a range of other settings including Duke of Edinburgh. The sheet asks you to write the name that relates to a variety of Map Symbols.
DavidMBaker
Bird themed resources - research before project

Bird themed resources - research before project

Here are a couple of sheets I made for one of our classes that was making bird feeders. One of the two sheets is a matching exercise where the pupils have to draw lines to link up the pictures of the birds with their names and descriptions. The other sheet is related to why the number of garden birds are decreasing and formed the basis for a piece of research that they needed to do.
DavidMBaker