Lesson 1: Pop-up book page design

Designing a pop-up book for younger children. After choosing an appropriate story to base their pop-up book on, children draw out the pages, write the captions and specify the mechanisms they will use and the resulting movement they envisage

Learning objective

  • To design a pop-up book

National curriculum

Design

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design

Evaluate

Pupils should be taught to:

  • 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

Technical knowledge

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
  • Understand and use mechanical systems in their products [for example, gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages]

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Might need to work with suggested mechanisms and structures for each page.

Pupils working at greater depth: can include a range of different mechanisms and structures on each page and articulate how they could be made.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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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