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“The scientist is not a person who gives the correct answers; he is one who asks the right questions.”

Claude Levi-Strauss



Science at Dundale Primary School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them, whilst they acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically and develop an understanding of scientific processes. It also aims give the children a good understanding of the uses and implications of science today and for the future. We offer a broad and engaging curriculum, which includes a range of practical activities to bring concepts to life. Our aim is to develop the children’s enquiring minds and to foster a love and enthusiasm of science.


Through our curriculum we aim to:


Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Develop understanding of the nature, process and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.


At Dundale Science topics are taught within each year group in accordance with the National Curriculum. Every year group will build upon the learning from prior year groups therefore developing depth of understanding and progression of skills and knowledge.

Children explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as conclude their findings. Children present their findings and learning using science specific language, observations and diagrams.

Dundale Primary School uses the Developing Experts scheme to support the teaching of science from EY to Year 6.


Intended Impact


During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the Science curriculum is to ensure that children;


Make predictions and articulate and justify their thinking
Work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment
Question ideas and reflect on knowledge 
Make scientific enquires based on existing knowledge and understanding
Explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically 
Draw conclusions and apply their findings to other contexts