- Explore characteristics of everyday objects.

- Talk about the features of their own and others’ work, recognising

the strengths and differences between them.



- Explore and evaluate existing products mainly through discussions,

comparisons and simple written evaluations.

- Explain positives and things to improve for existing products.

- Explore what materials products are made from.

- Talk about their design ideas and what they are making.

- As they work, start to identify strengths and possible changes they

might make to refine their existing design.

- Evaluate their products and ideas against their simple design criteria.

- Start to understand that the iterative process sometimes involves

repeating different stages of the process.




- Explore and evaluate existing products, explaining the purpose of the

product and whether it is designed well to meet the intended purpose.

- Explore what materials/ingredients products are made from and

suggest reasons for this.

- Consider their design criteria as they make progress and are willing

to alter their plans, sometimes considering the views of others if this

helps them to improve their product.

- Evaluate their product against their original design criteria.

- Evaluate the key events, including technological developments, and

designs of individuals in design and technology that have helped shape

the world.



- Complete detailed competitor analysis of other products on the market.

- Critically evaluate the quality of design, manufacture and fitness for

purpose of products as they design and make.

- Evaluate their ideas and products against the original design criteria,

making changes as needed.