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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy


Science allows children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them through practical first hand experiences and secondary sources. Using ‘hands-on’ and meaningful experiences, pupils will develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We seek to develop the key scientific skills of predicting, observing, measuring, questioning, experimenting, interpreting and evaluating, whilst preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.


Children will be encouraged to ask and answer scientific questions, and acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas. Throughout the school, the children will be introduced to the language and vocabulary of Science whilst also having the opportunities to plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment and ICT safely. They will also be able to evaluate evidence and present conclusions of their findings. This will improve their confidence and independence, whilst also giving the children opportunities to work cooperatively with others and developing a positive attitude to Science.