Electrical systems: Electronic cards

This unit builds on pupils' knowledge of how to incorporate electrical circuits into products from Y4. Children explore how circuits can be adapted to suit different purposes, explore series circuits and recreate one using conductive adhesive tape. They then apply this knowledge to design and create an electronic greeting card.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Greeting cards

The children look at the history and development of exchanging greetings and receive a design brief to create an electronic greeting card.

Lesson 2: Series circuits

Children learn about series circuits, circuit diagrams and how to integrate a series circuit into a greeting card.

Lesson 3: Inspired design

Children learn about inspiration for design and create a mood board to inform their electronic card design ideas.

Lesson 4: Electronic greeting card

Children combine everything they have learnt across the unit to complete an electronic greeting card. They analyse and evaluate the final design against the design criteria.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources