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Curriculum Overview

Being a scientist - Intent statement

Science is an important part of our curriculum here at Kirkheaton. It teaches us how to ask questions, predict, use equipment and sources, present, conclude and apply our findings/learning. We learn that it’s important to investigate fairly and reliably, to spot errors in data and to make and rectify mistakes.

At Kirkheaton, we want children to enquire like scientists: to test fairly, seek patterns, identify, classify and group, observe and research using secondary sources. Our units of learning inspire children to think critically and use their scientific understanding and vocabulary.

Science gives children the opportunity to improve their measuring, communication and thinking skills, while creating exciting memories. Children love learning new things in science and being the best scientists that they can be!

Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent: Our primary school is committed to fostering a vibrant and engaging science program that cultivates curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for exploration among our students. Our intent is to provide a stimulating environment where children can discover the wonders of the natural world, develop essential scientific skills, and ignite a lifelong passion for scientific inquiry.

Implementation: Through hands-on experiments, interactive activities, and age-appropriate curriculum, we aim to create a dynamic learning experience in science for our students. Our dedicated educators will integrate science across various subjects, encouraging interdisciplinary connections and real-world applications. We will utilize modern teaching methodologies and resources to facilitate exploration, experimentation, and discovery, nurturing a sense of wonder and curiosity in our students.

Impact: By engaging students in a rich scientific curriculum, we aspire to cultivate a generation of young thinkers and problem-solvers. Our approach will empower students to ask questions, make observations, and form hypotheses, fostering essential skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Through our science program, we aim to inspire future scientists, engineers, and innovators who are equipped with a solid foundation in scientific principles and a passion for exploring the world around them. Ultimately, we seek to instill a lifelong appreciation for science and its impact on our lives and the world.

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