Year 5 have been learning about recycling this half term. We used the opportunity to convey the plight of plastics in the oceans, through our DT sewing lessons.
Having seen several images of plastic in the ocean, we carefully designed our work, thinking of the materials we would need and for what purpose.
To frame our work and avoid fraying, we made a cross stitch border. Long running stitches represented the water and waves. French knots and beads were used to attach our fish and other creatures. We used stem stitch and chain stitch to create plant stems and felt for coral and rocks.
Every piece of work incorporated an element of plastic in their design. Satsuma nets, trapping fish or plastic bags and bubble wrap entwining the creatures.
We gave each other some constructive feedback, as we evaluated and reflected on our finished pieces.