At Dorothy Barley Junior Academy we believe that scientific investigation is one of the most powerful ways to learn; developing curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging what we know about the world.
The National Curriculum provides a structure and skills progression for the Science curriculum taught and assessed throughout the school, which is linked, where possible, to the theme topics providing a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.
We aim to make Science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving a meaning to our learning. Science lessons are open ended and practical in nature, allowing children to use a wide range of resources to lead the learning and make their own discoveries.
Our annual Science and Math’s week and Healthy Eating week at the school maximises the children’s learning experiences and raises the profile of Science by immersing the children in fun Science enquires. This allows children to develop the key skills of investigation, problem solving and team work; empowering children to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers.
Scientific thinking is not just limited to the classroom; we encourage children to continue their enquiries at home with parents through our termly science projects.