In Science we are improving the life chances of every child by allowing them to develop a natural curiosity and excitement about the world. The word science comes from the Latin "scientia," meaning knowledge. Science has changed our lives dramatically and children at Dallow are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. At Dallow science is generally taught within the IPC units linking it to some of the exciting topics; however, some of the science units are taught discretely, allowing pupils to have a more in depth learning experience.
At Dallow we try to inspire and enthuse young minds. Science Week is a really fantastic opportunity to promote science and develop a passion in our pupils to produce the scientists of the future. STEM ambassadors have visited Dallow to offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate the value of them in life and careers. Many of our educational visits are carefully planned to allow our pupils to be involved in new environments and to encourage a natural curiosity and engagement. Educational visits allow our students to absorb, interact and immerse themselves in a practical way helping to reinforce and retain learning.
The principal focus of science teaching is to enable pupils to experience and observe the world around them and they are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Over time the pupils broaden their scientific view of the world around them, have a deeper understanding and make some decisions about different types of scientific inquiry.
Children will begin to use appropriate scientific language to talk about what they have found out and to discuss their ideas and communicate their findings in ways that are appropriate for different audiences, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions. As many of our children have EAL this use of rich, subject specific vocabulary supports their language development.
At Dallow we want to ensure that every child develops an enthusiasm for science through fun and interactive lessons.