arrow down icon Bottom header curve

Design and Technology – Year 4


Download our Year 4 Design and Technology curriculum here.

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

Evaluating processes and products

I can come up with at least one idea about how to create my product.
I can take account of the ideas of others when designing.
I can produce a plan and explain it to others.
I can suggest some improvements and say what was good and not so good about my original design.
I can tell if my finished product is going to be good quality
I am conscious of the need to produce something that will be liked by other
I can show a good level of expertise when using a range of tools and equipment.
I can work at my product even though my original idea might not have worked.
I can think of how I will check my design is successful.

I can begin to explain how I can improve my original design.

I can evaluate my product, thinking of both appearance and the way it works.

I can take time to consider how I could have made my idea better.

Breadth of study

Cooking and nutrition


Mechanisms & Structures


I know what to do to be hygienic and safe.

I know what I can do to present my product in an interesting way.

I can think what the user would want when choosing textiles.

I can think about how to make my product strong.

I can devise a template

I can explain how to join things in a different way.

I can use a range of advanced techniques to shape and mould.

I can use finishing techniques, showing an awareness of audience.

I can measure carefully so as to make sure I have not made mistakes.

I have attempted to make my product strong.

I can make a simple circuit.

I can add things to my circuits.

I can alter my product after checking it.

I am confident about trying out new and different ideas.

Possible topics:
Consolidation of Y3 skills in golden time and special days.
Possible topics:
Purses/dolls related to a topic
Possible topics:
Pop up/linkage mechanisms – moving story books related to topic
Possible topics:
Burglar alarms

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.