Lesson 3: eCharm pouches

Children create and decorate a foam pouch for their eCharm, using a template

Learning objectives

To create and decorate a foam pouch for the eCharm, using a template

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:


  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology


  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment Items and objects which are needed to complete a task. to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities


  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should work with a partner or another adult when writing the key features. When discussing Slide 4, break down the exemplar ideas (you could also provide a printed copy Resource – Design ideas exemplars) into their basic shapes on a whiteboard to demonstrate visually how this could be achieved. Support the evaluation process by taking photographs at various stages. Ensure that they can see the Pupil video easily whilst they are working. 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to explain and justify their choices for their key features and design ideas. Extend the practical element to include decorative edges, button-covers and borders around the screen on the case.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Rebecca Walsh,  
Design & Technology specialist
Rebecca is a passionate Design and technology specialist with seven years of experience delivering and leading the subject. Rebecca has previously taught across all of the D&T curriculum strands, including STEM clubs and extra-curricular activities such as RAF Project X,…
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