Before the lesson
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- To research and analyse a range of children’s toys
Pupils should be taught to:
- Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
- Investigate and analyse a range of existing products
Pupils needing extra support: Use slide 4 of the Activity: Children’s toy Using different media (e.g. newspapers, books, online searches) to collect information about a subject…. PowerPoint file and ask the children to describe the toy rather than explain the benefits of the features. Provide the Activity: Toy images to skip the image search steps and allow the children to focus solely on the toy analysis.
Pupils working at greater depth: Should justify or suggest improvements to parts of a toy design by stating their existing or proposed additional benefits or functions, for example, ‘I would add different shapes to these building blocks to make it more difficult and the ideas more complicated.’ Should include information about their favourite toy in the presentation or as a poster.