Before the lesson
- To explore, analyse and evaluate greeting cards
Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
- Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
- Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
Pupils needing extra support: Should work on the card analysis and When you look at the good and bad points about something, then think about how you could improve it…. in pairs or small groups. Can be provided with some upcoming calendar events, such as International Friendship Day, depending on the time of year. Preset who the children will design for and keep it class-based so that they can refer to each other for support.
Pupils working at greater depth: Ask the children to sort some of their ideas for writing a greetings card into the three categories (seasonal, commemorative and sentimental). Challenge the pupils with topics that have a higher degree of sensitivity where appropriate, such as get well soon and apologetic cards.