Year 3 D & T – Investigate

In D & T this term, the year 3 children will be making Iron Age clothing for their for their teddy bears. They have begun to look at what the clothing would’ve been like and how it would have been made.

They discovered that the staple piece of clothing would have been a tunic. This would have been made from cloth woven on a loom and coloured using natural dyes found in the local environment ( e.g. from grasses and berries). It might also have been adorned with decorative stitching, beads and brooches.


They looked at different types of fabric, discussing the various properties of each.

They continued their investigation phase by looking at modern-day fashion designers and the process that goes into making clothing.