Lesson 4: Assembling my cushion

Children complete their cushions, sewing the edges, stuffing them and using the decorative pieces of materials from the previous lesson

Learning objective

  • To assemble your cushion

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support threading their needle, tying their knots and turning their fabric inside out.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should ensure that their stitches are tight and secure and should put small bits of stuffing in rather than large bits so that their cushion isn’t lumpy

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Tom Turnham,  
Design & Technology specialist
Tom has been a teacher for seven years and, as Head of Upper School at The Belham Primary School, he has a keen interest in young people and good causes. For the past seventeen years he has volunteered with various…
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