Lesson 4: Testing and evaluation

Pupils test their finished storybooks with their target audience of Reception children and evaluate their end result against the initial design criteria

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To evaluate my finished product

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Explore and evaluate a range of existing products
  • Evaluate their ideas against design criteria

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need prompts to help them identify what areas of their design should be adapted. Use the most appropriate version of the Activity: Evaluation. Pupils may need to use the word bank edition to support them at first and could then rewrite these into sentences.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be pushed to consider ways in which their design could be altered to make it easier to make as well as to be more appealing to the target audience.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
Design & Technology specialist
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