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help with year 7 textiles SOW

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by angel39, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. Hi,

    I am seeking advise on yr 7 SOW for textiles.

    My current yr7 food class will be changing over to textile in feb and I've been challenged to come up with a scheme of work. My suggestions so far ahve not gone down to well. I thought of a soft toy and a pencil case / jellery case. The current project is cushion but I worry that the children cant visualise the end product and the programme is 20 wks.

    Any suggestions would be very gratefully recieved.

    Many many thanks in anticiptation.

    :) xx
     
  2. Hi,

    I am seeking advise on yr 7 SOW for textiles.

    My current yr7 food class will be changing over to textile in feb and I've been challenged to come up with a scheme of work. My suggestions so far ahve not gone down to well. I thought of a soft toy and a pencil case / jellery case. The current project is cushion but I worry that the children cant visualise the end product and the programme is 20 wks.

    Any suggestions would be very gratefully recieved.

    Many many thanks in anticiptation.

    :) xx
     
  3. How many times a week do you have them?

    i design and make mobile fish with mine and they love it, they aim to decorate one side using appilque and abstract designs, and they cant wait to finish them to stuff them! we use felt!



    hope that helps
     
  4. If you post your email address I can send you the SoW/lesson plans/booklets we use. Students enjoy and have achieved good results.


     
  5. Hi,

    Sounds like your after ideas for different product to make but just wanted to say i ran a SOW with Yr 7s last year making cushions and they absolutley loved it - even the boys. I dont think it is so much the end product but the way you teach it and the individual lessons. I did lots of FPT lessons where they would learn a particular technique and produce a sample before embarking on designing final product - I dont think kids can effectively design a product without understanding how it's made so having the time to learn the practical skills before is advantageous. End products of this SOW were fab, loads of different shapes, sizes, colours - because they had learnt skills first they were able to take more more responsibility over design and making of final product and there wasnt a load of identical products and end (as i have seen in other SOWs - very uninspiring!!)

    As for them visualising end product - they need samples - of end product and also step by step. Once you have ran SOW once you will have past work to show but initially i knocked up a couple myself. Can be difficult to keep kids focussed and interested on one product for such a long time - i actually didnt tell them what they were making until after they had done some FPTs to learn skills they needed.

    Sorry to ramble on - just thought it might be worth rewriting scheme of work to make more interesting/relevent to new NC/etc. I also managed to get some good lessons in on product anaysis, evaluation, planning, etc with this SOW. Putting in place new SOW can be big job - depending on support you have - individual lessons can suffer if you're bogged down sorting out new resources and stuff.

    Good luck with whatever you end up doing.

    Also recycling project is a good one - make anything using old jeans.
     
  6. Hi,

    Sustainability is a massive topic at the moment, so I am doing bags for life with my yr7s, that went down well

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    Vicky
     
  7. I do a cushion covers with my year 7's, and have done since I started at this school 5 years ago. I start by introducing lots of techniques, they do samples in fabric pens, transfer crayons, embriodery, iron on transfers, sometimes i also do fabric painting/fabric prints with them, they they go on to design and make their cushion with the theme of the natural world, a plain fabric with an applique design decorated with the technique of their choice on the theme.

    Not only do they love it, but I now have year 11 and sixth form telling me that they still have and use it every day!!! Plus it gives them a really good start and skills for year 8 and 9!

     
  8. Hi Kos Meisie, can i please ask you to send me your sow etc, it would be nice to have an alternative to my fish sow above!

    laurenjames07@hotmail.co.uk



    many thanks
     
  9. hi
    I am starting to teach year 7 textiles in september and the fish sound great could you please send me a copy of the SOW or some photos thanks Sophie
    sophie.cowel@btinternet.com
     
  10. Hi Kos Meisie, I'm starting to teach Textiles in September so a copy of your SoW would be brilliant!
    C.Robinson-1@sunderland.ac.uk
    It will be the first time textiles will be taught at the school so I am planning projects for the year. It will also be my NQT year so its a bit daunting! So far (for Year 7) I'm thinking along the lines of a bag for life or a pencil case, and a cushion. I think as long as I cover the right skills and processes I've got free rein, so any suggestions at all would be brilliant!
     
  11. Hi, I like the sound of your fish - could you poss email me the sow?
    Have been given 8 classes of Textiles (KS3) next year (Not my specialism!) so any good ideas welcome!

    birch.c@we-learn.com
     
  12. Hi, do you have any SOW/worksheet/factsheet materials you could send me?
    I have been given 8 classes of KS3 textiles next year (not my specialism!) and any ideas/help would be most welcome!!
    birch.c@we-learn.com

     
  13. Hi Kos Meisie, I'm starting to teach Textiles so a copy of your SoW would be brilliant and very helpful as I am getting nervous!
    bynuk@hotmail.co.uk
    I am the only textiles teacher at the school and have been given 'sort-of' free choice as what to do with KS3!
    Thanx so much in advance for your help!

     

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