Lesson 1: Designing a stuffed toy

Children decide upon a simple shape on which to base their stuffed toys and record the materials that they will use to create it

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To design a stuffed toy


National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussions, annotated sketches, cross sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer aided design

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should limit their design to one key shape with simple decoration.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should incorporate different techniques and materials into their design.

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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