Science Vision/Intent Statement
At Denfield Park Primary School our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. To achieve this it involves exciting, well-resourced, practical hands on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning.
At Denfield Park Primary School we follow the National Curriculum units for Science with lessons being organized in a variety of ways e.g weekly lessons or blocks of lessons, throughout both key stages. Early years deliver Science through focus sessions and continuous provision.
Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Where appropriate, cross-curricular links are made. Our curriculum aims to inspire and excite our children and foster a thirst for knowledge.
Progression is ensured through the use of PiXL progression documents (both child and teacher), and teacher planning. This enables the children’s prior skills, vocabulary and understanding to be built upon. The PiXL Primary scheme encourages curiosity and helps to develop the children’s enquiry skills, and establishes basic understanding in biology, chemistry and physics.
Each unit provides teacher assessment and child self- assessment criteria, which allows teacher and child to identify gaps in learning.
We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will be equipped for the ever-changing world around them.
Liz Jones & Lucy Peden
The theme was chosen to commemorate 25 years since the opening of the Channel Tunnel.
We launched the week with a special assembly with guest speaker Sam Mallett.