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Intent

At Dudley Wood, we aim to deliver a Science Curriculum that provides all pupils with the confidence and motivation to continue and further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.  Pupils will be enabled to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world in which we live in developing scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, a thirst for investigation, experimentation, exploration and discovery.

Implementation

Our pupils will develop curiosity through questioning, investigating and drawing conclusions, whilst understanding the pivotal role Science has in shaping an ever-changing world.  Pupils will build on previous learning expanding their understanding of animals, including humans; every day materials; plants; seasonal changes; living things and their habitats; rocks; forces; magnets; light; sound; electricity; earth and space; evolution and inheritance.  Using knowledge organisers will allow pupils to LEARN, REVISE and EMBED key knowledge and vocabulary for these different Science topics.

 

By the end of their journey in Science pupils will:

 

  • Be equipped with using their senses to investigate the world around them
  • Become inquisitive and ask thought provoking questions
  • Have developed skills to plan and carry out scientific enquiries, record observations over time, research and conduct fair testing
  • Communicate their findings through drawings, charts and tables
  • Effectively use and apply Scientific language to their learning
  • Have a clear understanding of how scientists, both past and present have contributed to society’s understanding of the world around them

Impact

Dudley Wood pupils will enjoy and value Science and appreciate the range of skills it will provide them with.  The pupils’ scientific knowledge and understanding will be assessed through pupil voice and formative assessments, in line with the learning objectives set out in our curriculum.  Pupils will have acquired a rich vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts; and high aspirations, which will see them through to further studies, work and a successful adult life.

Characteristics of a scientist

  • To be curious about the world around them
  • To have a good level of logic thinking and be systematic in their approaches to solving problems and recording their findings
  • To remain open-minded and free from bias opinions
  • To display honesty, even when things don’t always go to plan
  • To have persistence, if it doesn’t work the first time – don’t give up!
  • To be creative and show a willingness to try new approaches to reach their desired results

Whole school overview

A detailed whole school overview will be published in the Autumn term.

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