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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy


The aim of science at Parbold Douglas is to thoughtfully consider and examine God’s world around us. We will look together upon the world in awe and wonder. We will consider the impact that the scientific world has upon human beings and also the impact human beings are having upon the world. Ultimately, through science, children should understand how we can make a positive change to God’s world for their own and future generations.


Our school values in Science


Science helps us to make sense of the past, develop our knowledge in the present and will shape our future. Through the teaching of science at Parbold Douglas, children will be given the knowledge and opportunity to understand the variety and fullness of life. Children will become knowledgeable about, as well as thankful and hopeful for, the future of our world. The teaching of science will foster a want to protect, sustain and improve God’s world. Within science children will take time to consider, examine, nurture and observe. As part of this examination, children will learn to be thankful for all God’s world has to offer; observing the changing seasons, the incredible ways living things change and develop and the amazing different habitats and creatures that can be found across the globe. As the children learn about God’s world, they will understand how science can bring about positive, life-improving change and this will give them hope for the future. Children will understand the issues that scientific research can bring to light and the pivotal role it can have in improving and changing lives for the better. Working together through the process of experimentation and discovery, pupils will display dignity in their achievements and failures. They will nurture a sense of community through working together using their skills of scientific enquiry. They will also feel connected as members of a much bigger community as they learn about the intricacies of the world around them.


Meeting the needs of our pupils in Science


Our teaching of science fosters resilience. Through the nature of scientific investigation, there will be failure necessitating children to revise their ideas and repeat attempts. Our science curriculum supports children to communicate with confidence through working cooperatively with others and presenting conclusions to their findings.



Using practical, ‘hands-on’ and meaningful experiences, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them through 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.  We use the Developing Experts scheme to support our planning and teaching in all areas of Science, including humans, plants, animals and the environment in Biology, properties and uses of materials in Chemistry, and sounds, forces and electricity in Physics.


To find out more about Science, please contact the Curriculum Lead (Miss Bixter) or our Science Lead (Mrs Beaumont).


Our Curriculum Policy can be found on the Policies page (link below).