- 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
- 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.