Lesson 1: Waistcoat design

Drawing inspiration from famous waistcoat wearers, children design a waistcoat based on a theme of your choice

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To design a waistcoat

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotates sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, patterns pieces and computer aided design

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might benefit from Presentation: Waistcoat design ideas Slide 2 and/or 3 left on the board to support them with ideas.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should add extra details to their designs and fully label all decorations and materials, including colours and where they will join the fabric.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression 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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