Lesson 3: Details and appendages

Pupils add any extra items, appendages and decorative stitches before assembling their stuffed toys

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To create and add decorations to fabric


National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen, and reinforce more complex structures

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support threading needles or remembering the different stitches available.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should decorate the front of their stuffed toys and sew together their appendages with small, neat stitches.

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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