Yr 9 Textiles


Subject:  Wild thing

Date:  2014/2015



Year Group:  9

Number of Lessons:  12










Learning and teaching objectives

·      Health and safety issues recap

·      To develop a range of suitable design proposals

·      Development of construction and embellishment techniques

·      Use of modelling to have develop a simple pattern

·      To understand the possibility of smart materials and electronic components within textiles.

·      To make a suitable final product

·      Evaluation techniques







Knowledge and Skills


Students should:


·      Making Techniques: Seams, coping with curves and corners, hand finishes, ext fastenings, embellishments e.g. appliqué, embroidery

·      Research existing products and concept board

·      Generate design proposals

·      Model ideas through making samples, paper models or pattern drafts.

·      Draw own pattern.

·      Materials and components: choice of fabrics and components

·      Research into smart materials/electronic components.

·      Evaluation techniques


EXT Task: Marketing of product e.g. poster, magazine advert, packaging



Concept board

Product analysis

Research smart materials and electronic components.

Final design

Care of textiles research and worksheet

Presentation of design portfolio







A4 project outline and assessment sheet

A3 plain paper

Plain A4 sized cotton woven fabric

Small equipment boxes

Sewing machines

Range of components and fabrics


Literacy, numeracy, citizenship

Key words and glossary of technical terms

Use a ruler, tape measure, developing paper patterns

Lord Williams’s School, Oxford Road, Thame, Oxon. OX9 3NW





POSSIBLE LESSON PLAN AND ACTIVITIES (TA=teacher activity, PA= pupil activity)


Title: Wild Thing

Date: 2014-15


Year Group: 9

Number of Lessons: 12


Lesson 1

Objective: To understand the requirements of the project


To analyse the brief and develop a suitable design concept


Starter: “1 thing I remember from Yr 8 Textiles”. Select students to recall one technique/skill they remember from year 8


TA: Recap H&S through Q&A


Hand out Project Sheets and introduce project. Show examples of photographs from the ‘Stuffed Magazine’ and finished products. Go through brief and model how to analyse brief using notes and sketches


PA: Analyse brief through brainstorming including sketches


TA: Show and discuss examples of concept board


Plenary: write a plan of research – what do you want to find out, possible sources, images etc



Research the styles of 3 different designers or illustrators, whose designs you can use to influence your own designing.

Annotate with features that you like and why and how you could use them





Lesson 2

Objective: To understand the possibility of smart materials and electronic components within textiles and investigate different textures and colourways of fabrics


To develop a range of suitable design ideas using your concept board


Starter: Match Smart material with its explanation


TA: Discuss and show the use of Smart materials and electronic components in textiles. Show students pack of fabric types so that they learn fabric names and properties. Discuss and go through homework task


PA: Use concept board to develop initial ideas. These should be coloured and annotated


Plenary: collect classes ideas together and lay out, students to make quick sketches and notes to generate ideas which will help students to develop their designs for homework




Source fabric

(give students a few weeks notice so they can organise fabrics)

Lesson 3

Objective: To develop knowledge of fabrics and be able to apply to own design ideas


To understand the importance of modelling


Starter: Reflection of design ideas


PA: Complete initial ideas including annotation of materials


TA: Demonstrate modelling ideas using card. Discuss use of gussets


PA: Start modelling


Plenary: Thumbs up/down for fabrics based on discussion earlier in lesson



Create 2 design ideas for completed soft monsters, annotate with descriptions of fabrics, components and techniques. Explain how you have been influenced by the designers that you researched



Lesson 4

Objective: To be able to analyse other’s designing and use knowledge gained to develop  your own ideas


Starter: Students complete a “first glance” analysis of an existing product using set criteria (use whiteboard)

TA: How to carry out a detailed product analysis


PA: Continue with modelling. Opportunity to complete machine and hand samples. Annotate and evaluate models and samples using notes and sketches (Development sheet)


Start design of final concept





Carry out a product analysis








Lesson 5

Objective: To use models to develop a pattern for your product


Starter: Identify teacher lead discussion of sustainability issues with textiles.

TA: Demonstrate how to use models to develop a successful pattern


PA: Create Pattern including cutting line and stitching line.


Work on final design


Plenary: Write a list of criteria for fabrics needed for product








Carry out fabric research and bring in fabric for product


Lesson 6

Objective: To make a high quality product – focusing on cutting and decoration


Starter: Write out a plan for making. Highlight any areas you need support or demonstrating.


TA: Go through a “typical” work order and demonstrate basic stages (pinning, cutting & decoration) – refer to starter.


PA: Making product (pinning and cutting, start decoration)


Plenary: 1 thing I’ve learnt & 1 thing I need to improve on....



Complete rendered drawing of final idea (started in lesson 4 & 5). Annotate


Lesson 7

Objective: To make a high quality product –  decoration


Starter: In tables organise sequence for carrying out different decorative techniques



PA: Making product (decoration)


Plenary: Peer quality control check  e.g. neatness of stitching, accuracy, trimming loose threads




Exam style question on sustainability.




Lesson 8

Objective: To make a high quality product –decoration


To understand the importance of maintaining and caring for textiles


Starter: In pairs, identify and annotate washing and ironing care labelling symbols. Go through homework task


TA: Demonstrate applying decoration


PA: Making product (decoration)





Knowledge – research care symbols and complete worksheet






Lesson 9

Objective: To make a high quality product –assembly




PA: Assemble product













Lesson 10

Objective: To make a high quality product –assembly


Starter: Quality points – at what stages do you need to carry out a quality check?


TA: Recap on how to assemble product. Emphasise quality


PA: Assemble product





Presentation of design portfolio

Lesson 11

Objective: To finish making  a high quality product




TA: Demonstrate how to finish making product. Emphasise quality


PA: Finish making product


Plenary: What skills have you learnt during this module?


Take product home for feedback from family and friends. Also include comments from target market if possible


Lesson 12

Objective: To evaluate final product


Starter: List 3 things you are happy with and 3 things you need to improve on


TA: Discuss and demonstrate how to complete evaluation


PA: Complete evaluation


Plenary: Key words test from module