Lesson 4: Decorating and assembling my toy

Pupils add decorations and assemble the final components to complete their pneumatic toys

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To test and finalise ideas against design criteria

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
  • Select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: May benefit from making simple decorative features using suggested materials.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should experiment with their use of materials, independently reaching their own conclusions for how to make and finish their toys.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Vicki Risianova,  
Design and Technology specialist
After 4 years of being a TV and radio presenter, Vicki headed to the secondary classroom where she spent 12 years teaching Design and Technology as well as PE. Working as a subject leader, she ran D&T tournaments and weekly…
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