Science

At Dubmire, we believe that science for young people means exploring, discovering and investigating the world around them. These experiences will help pupils to understand more about the world they live in. We agree that the exploration of science through personal experiences will be appropriate and relevant to the world of the child but must at the same time satisfy their curiosity and offer a worthwhile challenge.

The aims of teaching Science at Dubmire are:

  • to enable children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world they live in, through investigation of the world.
  • to provide a science curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated.
  • to fulfil the requirements of the new national curriculum for science.
  • to ensure the progressive development of scientific concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • to enable children to work scientifically in a range of appropriate contexts using a wide variety of materials and equipment.
  • to communicate orally, mathematically, in writing and through the use of ICT.
  • to promote positive attitudes towards, and enthusiasm for, science work in school.

At present, we are implementing the new national curriculum for science. A lot of the content within new science curriculum remains same as the previous curriculum although some elements may have been moved to a different year group. There are however some new areas to be covered. They include: evolution and inheritance, fossil formation, the digestive system and a greater emphasis on identifying and classifying plants and animals. Where possible, science is taught within the year group topic sometimes becoming the main driver. However, where links cannot be made, it is taught as a stand-alone lesson. Within the Foundation Stage, science is covered in the ‘Understanding the World’ section of the Development Matters document for children 0-5. Through the context of exploration and investigation, the aim is that the children will be equipped with the necessary skills to make sense of the world around them.

The following links could be used to help you to support your child at home:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

http://www.primaryscience.ie/index.php

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html

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