At Dorothy Barley Infant School we believe that a high-quality science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world.
At Dorothy Barley Infant School we believe that a high-quality science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science encompasses the acquisition of new knowledge, concepts and skills; encouraging pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural wonders that occur on our planet. During active and engaging lessons, pupils will learn and discuss scientific theories and processes, which will enable them to answer scientific questions about the world. They will develop scientific enquiry skills and use scientific language to explain concepts confidently.
At Dorothy Barley Infant School, we ensure children are given every opportunity to reach an in-depth level of understanding through an ambitious and progressive Science curriculum. We provide exciting and active learning experiences that have been carefully planned to build on children’s understanding from one year to the next. Units are planned and delivered in a way that enables children to learn a range of scientific concepts, whilst further developing their ability to think scientifically.
Hands On and Active Learning Children have well planned opportunities to hypothesise, investigate and discover answers for themselves. All units of work are fully resourced with the scientific equipment necessary for hands on learning.
New Knowledge and Skills The science curriculum is sequenced progressively to ensure prior learning is referred to and built upon. Scientific enquiry skills are embedded throughout and developed as children progress through the school.
Empowering Experiences Our science curriculum is enriched by a variety of different sources from outside school. As well as making use of the local area, children access trips and workshops to enhance their scientific understanding.