Textiles: Fastenings

Building upon their sewing skills from previous years, this topic sees the children designing and creating a book sleeve; exploring a variety of fastenings and selecting the most appropriate one for their design. Pupils have greater creative freedom at every stage of the project

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Evaluating fastenings

Children explore different fastenings around them and consider their advantages and disadvantages

Lesson 2: Designing my book sleeve

Pupils devise their own design criteria, select a style of book sleeve and finally draw their design on paper

Lesson 3: Paper mock-up and preparing fabric

Children ensure their design will work, pupils create a paper mock-up before using this as a template to cut out their fabric

Lesson 4: Assembling my book sleeve

Pupils attach their fastenings and decorate their book sleeves in accordance with their design criteria

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources