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Science

At Blessed John Duckett RC Primary School, it is our intention to provide a science curriculum:
 

  • That encourages children to have a thirst for knowledge, curiosity and fascination for Science and to instil a level of respect for the world and for all living and non-living things.
  • That develops in children a passion for Science allowing them to see how it has the ability to change people’s lives and the world around them.
  • To raise the aspirations of children, when considering their own future by finding out about famous Scientists who have made a difference to the world.
  • To give children the opportunities to discover new things through exploring and investigating.
  • As Scientists, our children will develop an enquiring mind by being encouraged to ask thought-provoking, far-reaching questions.
  • Scientists, by asking and answering questions they will develop a deeper understanding of how the natural world works.
  • As Scientists, children will learn to work in teams and on their own to draw conclusions
  • They will be given the opportunity to apply their scientific knowledge and skills to solve problems and present their findings.
  • As Scientists, children will acquire life-long skills, knowledge and concepts.
  • Children will develop positive attitudes and become resilient learners.
  • Children will develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development;
  • To enable pupils to develop explanation and evaluating skills.
  • Children will develop a good range of scientific and technical vocabulary.
  • As Scientists, children will be able to carry out research and communicate their findings in a variety of ways, including using IT.  They will collect, analyse and communicate data.
  • Themed home learning tasks are designed to encourage and deepen children’s own knowledge and interests.
  • We make the most of our scientifically rich heritage to develop children’s appreciation of the influence that local people have made.
  • Children will also learn about Health and Safety and know that certain rules and processes have to be followed when carrying out experiments or undertaking field studies.
  • Our curriculum is tailored to the diverse needs of our children.  
  • We provide an enhanced curriculum which goes beyond the classroom by way of using the natural environment, local fieldwork, community links, trips and residential stays.
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