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Intent:

At Dore Primary Junior School, it is our intention that children receive high-quality Science lessons that enable all children to learn in a way that is engaging, inclusive and exciting. 

We aim to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about science and develop an interest in working scientifically, conducting experiments and problem solving. We intend for all children to discover an area of science for which they develop a fascination and promotes their curiosity. We make every effort to promote children’s interest in science by providing a range of engaging, thought-provoking experiences that encourage independent learning and development. 

Throughout their time at DPS the children will have developed their understanding of conducting effective experiments, analyzing results and exploring scientific concepts. Use of effective scientific vocabulary is encouraged and expected at all ages. We aim to promote a range of scientific disciplines and ensuring that children understand that science is a wide and varied subject. There is an ongoing focus on scientists of all backgrounds and those who work in different environments.

Implementation:

1. All children have regular Science lessons.
 
2. The curriculum is ambitious and follows the national curriculum programme of study. 

3. Lesson activities are challenging, varied and interactive, and develop a range of scientific skills.

4. Lessons are designed to be progressive and build on prior learning, moving from developing basic skills to applying their knowledge independently.

5. Children are taught about how science affects all areas of life. Learning is linked to current events when relevant.

6. To enhance the impact on enjoyment and participation, we engage in the national Science Week in March.

9. Children are encouraged to make links between science and other areas of learning.

10. (P4C) Children regularly engage in thought-provoking P4C discussions that encourage them to listen to others and widen their own perspectives on various scientific matters. 

11. (TASC) Children apply the principles of TASC to plan, carry out and analyse experiments.
Outdoor Learning Much of the scientific curriculum requires hands-on experiences of nature, particularly in KS1. The majority of this learning is done through outdoor learning sessions and continuous provision. The KS2 children also engage in a wide range of outdoor learning experiences around the school grounds.

Impact:

1. The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.

2. Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.

3. Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings. 

4. High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills. 

5. The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork. 

6. A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Oliver Mills,
13 Oct 2020, 03:15
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Oliver Mills,
13 Oct 2020, 02:59
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Oliver Mills,
13 Oct 2020, 03:05
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Oliver Mills,
13 Oct 2020, 03:07
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