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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y4 Term 5 Moving story books

National Curriculum Content

  • Become proficient in craft and design techniques.
  • To create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.


Lesson Objectives

1. Investigate how authors use pop ups to create a story.

2. Design and create a story or retell an old favourite using pop ups.

3. Make a range of pop up mechanisms.

4. Use a range of pop up mechanisms to create a story.


What we want children to know

  • How to create pop up mechanisms.
  • How to measure, join and construct materials accurately.
  • Evaluation is required both during and at the end of a process to improve the product.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Develop a clear idea of what has to be done, planning how to use materials, equipment and processes, and suggesting alternative methods of making, if the first attempts fail.
  • Know how to measure, mark out, cut and shape a range of materials, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques.
  • Evaluate their products carrying out appropriate tests.



Pop up, mechanisms, measure, ruler, slider, rotating mouth fold, pull-tabs