Textiles

Design & Technology

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Basic skills project

Use of textiles in our everyday lives.
Basic sewing equipment.
Using an iron and threading the sewing machine.
Basic fabric decoration skills.

    Textile house.Labelling a sewing machine. Safety.Ironing sheet.Fibres/fabrics.
    Help with research and selecting appropriate facts from the internet.
    Allowing pupils to use an iron at home.

Drawstring bag (assessed piece)

Designing and making a drawstring bag using a design brief, producing a specification and evaluating the final product. 30 minute written exam.

    Help with revision for exam

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    Google and Wikipedia can be useful for researching existing products, prices and materials.Old Argos/Next catalogue or similar. Shops/Internet.
    If available, students would benefit from practising on a sewing machine at home. Providing craft kits or activities which help with cutting and fine motor skills. Practise threading needles.

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Hat
Project

Thread sewing machine competently.Change sewing machine settings.Cutting fabric.Sewing curves. Decorating fabric. Product analysis.Fabric testing. Designing and making a hat using a design brief, producing a specification.30 minute written exam.

    Interview clients.Hat mood board and research.Recycling plastic bottles.Hat costing sheet.Revision for exam and spelling tests.
    Providing catalogues that can be cut up.
    Help with research and revision for tests and exam.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Dress a child around
the world

Knitted and woven fabric.Decorative technique workshop.Designing and making a pair of shorts or sun dress using a design brief, producing a specification and evaluating the final product. 30 minute written exam.

    Knitted and woven fabric. Spellings. Mood board on the theme Africa.Fair Trade Cotton.Pattern Markings. 6 Rs. Keyword definitions. Revision for exam.
    Old Next type catalogue for pictures.
    Help learn spellings.
    Revision for exam.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

0115 938 7000

The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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