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I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.

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I have over 5 years designing in industry before I started teaching. I make sure all of my resources are engaging with high quality images, all of the resources are tested with pupils in my own classroom before being uploaded. I hope you find them useful when teaching your own classes.
Repeat Patterns Instruction Sheet
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Repeat Patterns Instruction Sheet

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I use this resource to teach pupils of all ages how to create a repeat pattern. It is especially useful in textiles lessons however I have also used it as part of transition activities. The process is explained simply using diagrams which when followed will product a repeating pattern from design made by the pupil.
Making pewter casting moulds.
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Making pewter casting moulds.

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I use this resource to help my pupils create pewter casting moulds that work well. The worksheet consists of explanations of how to make moulds along with examples that do and don't work.
Textiles - Label the Sewing Machine
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Textiles - Label the Sewing Machine

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I use this activity to help pupils learn the parts of the sewing machine and how they work. I have included two versions, one which covers the basics and is suitable for KS3 the other is more useful at GCSE level when pupils cover more advanced functions. Each worksheet includes a large image of a Bernina style machine commonly used in schools along with the parts of the machine jumbled up.
Textiles - Drawstring Bag
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Textiles - Drawstring Bag

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This worksheet includes a full set of instructions for creating a drawstring bag. Each step includes an illustration and the correct measurements.
Textiles Bundle
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Textiles Bundle

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Five resources for teaching textiles. I have included resources that focus on the equipment and theory that pupils will need to know up to GCSE level.
Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity
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Vacuum Forming - Ordering Activity

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I use this resource to help pupils remember the stages when operating the vacuum former. It is especially useful as an activity for pupils to complete once they have had a turn operating the machine. Each stage of the process is illustrated and jumbled up for pupils to sort into the correct order. This pack contains A4 and A3 versions of the activity both with and without labels. I have also included a worksheet that demonstrates the correct order.
Design Movements Bundle
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Design Movements Bundle

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Three resources designed to help pupils understand design movements and how they inspire and influence modern product design.
Annotating Design Ideas
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Annotating Design Ideas

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I use this worksheet to help pupils at all levels to annotate design ideas. It covers the following important points when explaining a design: Aesthetic Client Ergonomics Sustainability Manufacture Each is posed as a question with three blooms inspired sentence starters to build a progressively more detailed annotation. This resource also visually fits with my resources on generating design criteria.
Macbeth Resources
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Macbeth Resources

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A range of visually engaging resources to help with the teaching of Macbeth.
Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets
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Plastic Moulding Revision Sheets

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Three research sheets to demonstrate each of the following thermoplastic moulding processes. Extrusion Injection Moulding Blow Moulding Each sheet contains a cross section of the machine along with an introduction and step by step guide to the process. Key parts are highlighted in the description to help pupils when labelling the diagram. These sheets are in word format and editable.
Textiles - Properties Keywords
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Textiles - Properties Keywords

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This resource includes all of the keywords relating to fibre properties. Each property is represented visually by a symbol and is explained through questions. I use this sheet to help scaffold pupils responses to fabric analysis questions at GCSE and A level, it is also useful as a revision tool to take home.
Scales of Production
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Scales of Production

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This presentation looks at scales of production. Each is demonstrated with engaging graphics and explanatory notes. Slides include questions to improve pupil understanding. I use this resource with my GCSE product design groups, It is also useful to print off for revision. Topics covered include: One off Production Batch Production Mass Production Just in Time Quality Assurance Quality Control
Plastics Bundle
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Plastics Bundle

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I use these resources to teach the topic of plastics to my pupils up to GCSE level.
Macbeth - Character Posters
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Macbeth - Character Posters

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This is a set of all of the characters that I have made for my Macbeth resources at the largest size I have. Each is slightly smaller that A3 size and can be used to decorate the classroom or have quotes/notes written onto them. I have included: Witches Macbeth Lady Macbeth Guilty Lady Macbeth Banquo Macduff
Woodwork Skills - Marking Out
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Woodwork Skills - Marking Out

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This resource is a set of two instruction sheets which show pupils how to mark out the bottom hull part of a simple boat toy. Instructions are provided both as text and diagrams. I use this resource as a test of pupils measuring skills and to assess accuracy, pupils can then customise the toy by creating their own design for the top decks of the boat.
Textiles - Weaves
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Textiles - Weaves

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A set of revision sheets to support the teaching of three different types of weaves in textiles: Plain Weave Twill Weave Satin Weave Each sheet contains an illustration of the layout of the weave along with several advantages and disadvantages of each. I use this resource to visually demonstrate this abstract topic at both GCSE and A level. I also find the sheets useful for pupils to take away as a revision guide.
Design Movements - Chair Comparisons
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Design Movements - Chair Comparisons

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A set of five A3 posters. Each features a unique illustration of a different design for a chair along with a suitable background in the style of the following design movements: Art Deco Arts and Crafts Bauhaus De Stilj Memphis This resource is useful for helping pupils understand differences and similarities when comparing different design movements as well as creating an engaging classroom environment.
Timbers - Theory/Revision
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Timbers - Theory/Revision

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This presentation looks at timber materials, It has a unique and engaging visual style and is full of the essential information pupils need to know at GCSE level. Slides focus on: The source of Timber The basics of Conversion Hardwoods Softwoods Manufactured Boards The presentation concludes with an activity focusing on justifying the selection of specific timbers when designing a product. I use this resource when teaching GCSE Product Design, it works well if you can source examples of the featured timbers. It also makes an excellent revision guide for pupils to print-off and take home.
Macbeth - Plot Summary Comic Strip
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Macbeth - Plot Summary Comic Strip

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This resource is useful for pupils studying Macbeth at GCSE level. Teachers can use it to prompt pupils into remembering both the characters and plot of the play. Its ideal for pupils to annotate and can also be taken home for revision. It contains an engaging visual summary of the following plot details: Meeting the witches. Plotting to murder the king. The murder of the king. The murder of Banquo. The appearance of Banquo's ghost. Returning to the witches. The murder of Macduff's family. The guilt of Lady Macbeth. Macduff kills Macbeth. This resource visually links to my other Macbeth resources and is provided at both A4 and A3 size.
Material Properties Keywords
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Material Properties Keywords

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This resource helps to scaffold pupil answers to material properties questions at GCSE and A level. A range of different properties are covered with each including an image and prompt. This resource is also useful as a worksheet to take home for revision.