Science at The Deans
At The Deans Primary School, we strive and are currently working to ensure that working scientifically is at the core of our science lessons. We believe that providing a high-quality science education allows for the greater understanding of the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to our community, country and world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
By continually questioning the experimental design, children can leave The Deans Primary School with a high level of critical and evaluative thinking, which can be transferred to all areas of the curriculum.
Children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. At The Deans Primary School, we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures this curiosity and allows pupils to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.
From a young age, children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our curriculum progressively solidifies core knowledge and understanding. The curriculum focuses on children ‘working scientifically in different roles’( to ensure children are aware of the different roles within investigating) and to ensure every Science lesson is as engaging and practical as possible.
Our four main science aims:
- To develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- To develop understanding of nature, and to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- To understand the practical uses and implications of science in the real world, today and for the future and open their eyes to scientific roles to aspire to.
- To ensure that children have a wide range of scientific vocabulary to enable them to articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely.
We live in a city rich with science facilities and world class establishments that people travel far and wide to visit or work in. At The Deans Primary School our curriculum makes links to key scientists and scientific processes that originated from our city and link them where appropriate to our lessons.