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Curriculum Overview

The Design Technology curriculum at Kirkby Woodhouse School follows the learning objectives as set out in the National Curriculum. The D.T toolkit further breaks down the knowledge, skills and vocabulary expectations to support teaching and learning in D.T. across the school.

Design Technology Intent


The Design and Technology curriculum at Kirkby Woodhouse is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which will prepare our children for tomorrow’s rapidly changing world.


Design Technology will provide our children with exciting opportunities to be            independent and use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems; both as individuals and as part of a team.


Our Design Technology curriculum enriches learning experiences through the study of inspirational designers, chefs, engineers and architects and key events in the world of Design Technology, encouraging and enabling the children to strive towards             excellence and be the very best they can be.


By enhancing learning experiences with the evaluation of past and present Design Technology, the children will develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world.


Children will acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and we aim to, wherever  possible, draw in disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.  Design Technology will provide children with the platform to take risks,  become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable individuals develop who can make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.  


Through self-regulation and self- evaluation, children will be aspirational. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve well, attain high, shine and go beyond expectations within Kirkby Woodhouse and into the wider world.



*Please note: This toolkit/curriculum has been updated for Academic Year 22-23 to add additional vocabulary and knowledge expectations.