Spring Term - Topic 1



Bag Designers

The focus for this part of the term is design technology.

The children will  start the term with a fun challenge of designing and making their own bags out of recycled material. They will also bring in any old recycled material that through the course of the 3 week topic they will design and make into a bag suitable for a King. 

Learning Objectives:

Research - different types of bags and their uses.

Design – design a purposeful, functional and appealing bag for a specified user based on the design criteria. Generate, develop, model and communicate ideas through talking, drawing,
templates and paper patterns.

Make – select and use tools and equipment to cut, shape, join and finish. Select and use textiles according to their characteristics.

Evaluate – explore and evaluate existing bags, evaluate own ideas and products against simple design criteria.


We will also be making connections:

Working scientifically – asking simple questions, identifying and classifying.
Describe simple properties of materials of everyday materials.
Art and Design 
Use drawings to develop and share ideas.
Using a range of tools and decorative techniques.
Develop art and design techniques such as sketching. Using colour, pattern and texture when decorating surfaces.

Use appropriate standard units to measure height/ length in any direction (cm).