Design and Technology: Textiles

Tuesday 04 June 2024

Our new topic is Design and Technology. The children will be planning, making and evaluating a puppet.

Puppet Making – Rumboldswhyke Church of England Primary School

Today, we discussed the vocabulary that we will be using throughout this learning. Some of these words were familiar to the children and they could confidently speak about them.

A needle has a little hole in it and you can put string through it.  Vincent

Needles are sharp!  Olly

We made a plan when we wrote a report.  Daisy

design process the steps that need to happen for something to go from an idea to a finished product 
to plan to think about and decide how you’re going to do something
to evaluate to decide, after careful consideration, how good or bad something is
felt a kind of cloth made from wool
needle a thin piece of metal or plastic with a point at one end and a hole or eye for thread in the other, used in sewing
thread a long, thin strand of cotton used in sewing or weaving
over stitch a stitch that circles the edge of a piece of fabric

What is Design and Technology?

I think it means we will need to draw a picture.  Daisy

We need a plan first.  Vincent

Does it mean we are going to build something?   Woody

Design and technology is a subject that explores designing and making products that solve problems, and then evaluating how successful the results are.

Lowedges Junior Academy - Design & Technology

Help at home by revising the listed vocabulary regularly and discuss the definitions of each word. Can your child use one of the words in a sentence?

For example:

The thread goes through the needle.

I will use felt for the body of my puppet.

The video below explains the design process in five steps. Watch this with your child and ask them the following questions.

  1. What would happen if we didn’t plan first?
  2. Why can’t we just make the product?
  3. How will I get some ideas?
  4. Are houses designed before they are built?