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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.
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:
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
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