Lesson 4: Electronics and assembly

Pupils make and test their circuits and incorporate them into the bases of their games.

Before the lesson

Learning objectives

  • To assemble electronics and complete their electronic game

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Model ideas through prototypes
  • Select from and use a wide range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Understand and use electronics in their products
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need support when using pliers to shape the wire.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should create more complex shapes with the wire and assemble the backboard to their game.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
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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