Lesson 4: Adding the circuit

In this final lesson of the topic, pupils make functioning circuits and integrate them into their greetings cards

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To make a circuit and integrate it into my greeting card

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand and use electrical systems in their products

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should look at the circuit created in the Attention Grabber throughout the lesson and copy this.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should create parallel or series circuits and include more LEDs in their designs.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Vicki Risianova,  
Design & 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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