Fabric and fibre in the curriculum
 

Third and fourth class

Strand Unit: Looking and responding: The child should be enabled to:

  • Look at, handle and talk about a variety of fabrics and fibres for experience of tactile, visual and spatial qualities. E.g. soft, rough, coarse, stiff, warm, cool, thinly or thickly woven, textured colour and pattern covering, folding, draping qualities the work of artists who have used these fabrics (slides or prints)
  • Look at and talk about his/her work and the work of other children. E.g. describing the piece of work , the qualities of the materials and tools chosen / those he/she liked best to work with / how he/she invented, adapted and/or combined stitches for decorative effect / colour combinations, patterns, textural effects achieved / what he/she likes best about the work
  • Look at and talk about woven, embroidered, knitted and other fabrics, including interesting items of clothing from different times and cultures
  • Look at and talk about fabric crafts and artefacts and visit a craftsperson at work if possible

Strand Unit: Looking and responding: The child should be enabled to:

  • Look at, handle and talk about a variety of fabrics and fibres for experience of tactile, visual and spatial qualities. E.g. soft, rough, coarse, stiff, warm, cool, thinly or thickly woven, textured colour and pattern covering, folding, draping qualities the work of artists who have used these fabrics (slides or prints)
  • Look at and talk about his/her work and the work of other children. E.g. describing the piece of work , the qualities of the materials and tools chosen / those he/she liked best to work with / how he/she invented, adapted and/or combined stitches for decorative effect / colour combinations, patterns, textural effects achieved / what he/she likes best about the work
  • Look at and talk about woven, embroidered, knitted and other fabrics, including interesting items of clothing from different times and cultures
  • Look at and talk about fabric crafts and artefacts and visit a craftsperson at work if possible