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Do you want to buy a NEW electronic toy?

23 March 2018

Year 4 are currently busy designing and creating a new electronic toy as part of their DT and Science.

  • Y4 Toy Design
  • Y4 Toy Design

In DT we are working through the following design process:

Y4 Toy Design



Real world context

The toys on the market have been around for a long time. The challenge is on to create a NEW electrical toy that will be instantly popular with children all over the world


Design Brief

To design an innovative, functional, appealing toy that demonstrates your knowledge of electrical circuits.  The toy must be fun to play and is aimed for children across the world to play.

The children surveyed Year 5 and 6 and researched what made a toy appealing and fun to play with.  Here is a sample from our results:

Y4 Toy Design


The children used this information to develop design criteria.  They communicated their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional drawings.



We are currently in the process of making our toys using a range of materials.  Children are making haunted houses, operation type games, maze games connected to a Makey Makey etc…..We look forward to sharing these toys with each other and the community next term.


By Jo-Ann Hall

Year 4 Cranes Class Teacher

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