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Below you will find the contents in the teacher's section of the Technology - Things we wear website.

The links below will allow you to jump to the relevant areas of the overview.

At the bottom of the page, you will find links that will take you to the flash site and the the non-flash version of the site.

Introduction

There are fun filled activities for children to do within the Technology - Things we wear unit of study. The children will undertake activities to find out more about materials. Please use the pre-loader buttons on this page. This will save time downloading the activities in class and can be done from this page beforehand. If possible, pupils should watch the television unit which supports this site and which deals with clothes for particular weather: What? Where? When? Why? - Weather Wraps and What? Where? When? Why? - Suitable Suits. For transmission details click here. Viewing these programmes would help the children as they attempt the various activities in the site.





The What section deals with suitability for function.

Strands and Attainment Targets
Knowledge and Understanding
Needs and how they are met: talk about some everyday needs and the things that are made to meet these (level A).
Resources and how they are managed: talk about how materials can be used or changed for specific purposes (level A).

Level A - suitability for function: matching 3 different types of fabric to 3 specific weather conditions (hot, rainy, cold).

When the matching game is completed, there is a reward task to design a T-shirt that can be printed if wished.
Level A - designing and making a T-shirt from given criteria.





The Where section looks at materials and where they come from. All processes have been simplified and only show the main steps. Our process shows fleece to jumper, but teachers can make children aware of other items which can be made from wool e.g. blankets, socks etc. If required, the pupils can do further research in the classroom.

Pupils should watch the silkworm video clip or the wide screen silkworm video clip before attempting this section of the website.

Strands and Attainment Targets
Knowledge and Understanding

Processes and how they are applied: give examples of sequences through which some familiar products are made (level B).

Level B - pupils learn about the sequences of manufacture from raw materials to end products. Pupils will match the raw material to end product.





The When section follows one particular design process.
It should be noted that this is a sequence that follows the design process used in this site. The order may change in another design process. Pupils should watch the clothing factory video clip before attempting this section of the website.

Strands and Attainment Targets

Knowledge and Understanding

Processes and how they are applied: give examples of sequences through which some familiar products are made (level B).

Level B sequencing a design process





The Why section investigates the purpose of specialist clothing.
The words to the song can be found in the television teachers' notes area.

Strands and Attainment Targets
Knowledge and Understanding

Needs and how they are met: describe how some everyday needs are met by familiar and new products (level B).

Level B - pupils learn about special clothing. Pupils select suitable items for a fire-fighter and builder




Curriculum match

Within the four areas there are differentiated tasks to meet the requirements of the Curriculum 5-14 at levels A and B, as shown below.
 
Areas Tasks Level
What Matching fabrics/clothes to weather
Design a T Shirt
A
A
Where View manufacture process
Play snap to match raw material with end-product.
B
B
When Sequencing design process B
Why Select suitable items to dress a fire fighter and builder. B
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Teacher's icon.
You will find this teacher's icon ( illustrated right) on the top left hand corner of your screen in the flash site only. On each page, this tells the teacher how to complete the activity and allows you to exit from the site.

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Forward plan

We have provided a forward plan which you can print out. Here you will find information about levels, strands, and attainment targets for knowledge and understanding, skills, developing informed attitudes and ICT .

Download the Forward Plan PDF

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Video Resources

We have provided a short video about making clothes which can be viewed as part of the WHEN section. This 30" video shows a designer working at a computer, a pattern being printed onto paper, rolls of fabric, layers of material being cut, sewing machinists at work and an end product!

There is also a video available of a silkworm and can be viewed as part of the WHERE section.

Video: clothing factory
Video: silkworm.
Video: silkworm widescreen

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Pre-loader buttons

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Links
What? Where? When Why? - Technology - Flash Site

What? Where? When Why? - Technology - Non-flash Site


BBC Scotland - Around Scotland Technology
Around Scotland Technology - things we wear is a site for 10 - 12 year olds and which
includes the following activities: Which fabric? What colour? How we make clothes, and Make your own.

Bad Human Factor Designs
Brainpop
How Stuff Works
Learning Teaching Scotland
Primary Design and Technology
Technology Links
The Design and Technology Association


NB: the BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

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