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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great scientist. In the study of science, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years, teaching topics are formulated based on the children’s interests. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to experience and develop interest in science. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.

With close observance of the demands of local and national guidance, there are 5 key skills that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of science in all year groups. These skills form the basis of what it means to be a scientist at Dunston. These skills can be summarised as questioning, predicting, observing and measuring, recording and interpreting.