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Year 4

Knowledge, Skills and Understanding breakdown

for Design & Technology

 

Year 4

 

Developing, planning and

Working with tools, equipment, materials

 

 

 

and components to make quality

 

Evaluating processes and products

communicating ideas

 

 

 

 

 

products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  Can they come up with at least one

Can they tell if their finished product

•  Have they thought of how they will

idea about how to create their

 

is going to be good quality?

 

 

check if their design is successful?

product?

 

 

Are they conscience of the need to

•  Can they begin to explain how they

•  Do they take account of the ideas

 

produce something that will be liked

can improve their original design?

of others when designing?

 

by others?

 

 

•  Can they evaluate their product,

•  Can they produce a plan and

Can they show a good level of

 

 

thinking of both appearance and

explain it to others?

 

 

 

expertise when using a range of

 

the way it works?

•  Can they suggest some

 

 

tools and equipment?

 

 

•  Do they take time to consider how

improvements and say what was

Do they work at their product even

they could have made their idea

good and not so good about their

 

though their original idea might not

better?

 

original design?

 

 

 

have worked?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breadth of study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking and nutrition

Textiles

 

 

Electrical and

Stiff and flexible sheet

Mouldable materials

•  Do they know what

Do they think what

mechanical

materials

•  Can they use a

to do to be

 

the user would

 

components

Can they measure

range of advanced

hygienic and safe?

 

want when

 

 

Can they add

 

carefully so as to

techniques to

•  Have they thought

 

choosing textiles?

 

things to their

 

make sure they

shape and mould?

what they can do

Have they thought

 

circuits?

 

have not made

•  Do they use

to present their

 

about how to make

How have they

 

mistakes?

finishing

product in an

 

their product

 

 

 

altered their

How have they

techniques,

interesting way?

 

strong?

 

 

 

product after

 

attempted to make

showing an

 

Can they devise a

 

checking it?

 

their product

awareness of

 

 

template?

 

 

Are they confident

 

strong?

audience?

 

Can they explain

 

about trying out

 

 

 

 

 

 

how to join things in

 

new and different

 

 

 

 

 

 

a different way?

 

 

ideas?

 

 

 

 

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