Designing and making

Craft-handling skillsĀ 

An important aspect of designing and making will be to provide the children with craft-handling skills — the skills of making, such as cutting and joining. The tools that children use to design and make may include rulers, staplers, scissors or needles. Some activities in fifth and sixth classes may require the use of tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and saws. Opportunities to practise and acquire accuracy in skills such as measuring, marking, cutting or shaping will help the children to produce their models and artefacts.