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Carolyn Mann

NameDT photoframes
Ownercarolyn mann
TopicDesign Technology
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Design and technology medium term planning

Designand technology medium term planning


Photograph Frames



Lesson Objective







To identify features of photoframes, materials they are made from and how they arejoined.







Examine a range of photo frames.Discuss features of photo frames E.g. frame, picture, stand andmaterials used to make them why? (Sturdy, hardwearing,attractive). How have the photo frames been joined?

How do they stand up? Do theydisplay the photo clearly?

Children draw and label photoframes to show materials used and features.

Plenary- which is our favourite?Why? Can we say who the frame has been designed for (an older/younger person?)- how can we tell?


Children can sketch one of theframes and annotate the sketch, establishing the key features theyhave discovered.

A collection of photoframes.

Frame, stand, insert, picture,display, materials, strong, hardwearing, attractive etc.


To plan and design our photoframes.





Show children finished photo frameand materials we will use to make it. Ask children to think abouthow they will cut and join them. Show children a range of glues-which glue is the most suitable? Why? Consider strength,practicality.

How will we the frame up? Wherewill the photo go?

Children complete planning frameto explain how their frame will be constructed anddecorated.



Children complete plan to outlinethe design of their photo frame.
Do the children choose the correct glue to join photograph frame,equipment to cut the wood?

Finished photo frame andmaterials/ equipment used to make it. Range of glue e.g. gluestick, PVA glue, flour + water paste, superglue, blue tack.


Design writing frame.

Cut, join, equipment, construct,decorate.


To measure and cut cm squared woodaccurately.



Demonstrate measuring, marking andsafe cutting of wood.

All children measure and marktheir wood for their frame and then check it.

Children to cut the wood for theirfinished frame under observation in small groups using bench hooksfor stability (TAT by teacher).


CSA to demonstrate joining ofscrap wood using lynx frames. Children to practice this when notcutting with teacher.


Why do we use the cardboardtriangles in the corner of the frame?

Can children measure and cut woodaccurately (TAT)?

Cm squared wood, scrap wood (cutat an angle allowing it to be joined) , hacksaws, cutting blocks,rulers, cardboard triangles, lynx joiners, PVA glue.

Centimetre, measure, mark,accurate, lynx frame.


To join wood to make lynxframes.



Recap joining of cm squared woodusing cardboard triangles (as practiced last week).

What did we find out? (Puttriangles on right way round, make sure youre joining the correctpieces of wood together!). Work as a class to join the framestogether then set aside to dry.

Discuss next steps- makingframe.

Can children follow instructionsand join their frames together?

Wood cut from last lesson. PVAglue, cardboard triangles, lynx joiners.

Join, lynx frame.


To assemble card frame, backingand string for hanging.




Demonstrate marking and cutting ofstrong card to make backing and frame (use templates?).

Children mark and cut out theirframes and stick onto wood using PVA glue.

Finish by attaching string withmasking tape so that the frame can be hung up.



Can children mark, cut and jointheir card to the wooden frame accurately.

Strong card, PVA glue,scissors.



To plan mosaic design.








Explain mosaic effect and how thiswill be created- give background from Roman history. Show avariety of designs and discuss (only one or two coloursused).


Using a template of their actualphoto frame cut from squared paper, children design their mosaicand colour the squares to represent their pattern.

Can children plan their mosaicdesign?

Squared paper cut to shape ofphoto frame, mosaic designs to show and discuss.

Mosaic, pattern.


To assemble mosaic design.






Using their designs from theprevious week, children begin to cover their frames with colouredsquares to produce a mosaic effect. Emphasise that no space shouldbe left between the squares.

Can children create their mosaicdesign?

Gum paper if possible or posterpaper cut into coloured squares, glue sticks.

Mosaic, pattern.


To be able to evaluate thefinished product against their original design.




Demonstrate the evaluation processto children using a photo frame and assess it against the originalplan- how is the finished product different? Why?

Children to say how their framediffers from their original plan and give reasons why this hashappened. How would they improve their work if they were to do itagain?

TAT Can children evaluate thefinished product using the evaluation criteria.

Evaluation writing frames.

Evaluate, improve.