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Our intent for the Danesfield curriculum in Science is to:

 Develop an awe and wonder of Science

 Foster a lifelong love of Science; to encourage children to be curious and to ask questions about the world around them  Develop a confident recall of scientific knowledge and an ability to apply scientific concepts

 Develop the ability to question the credibility of reported science

 Allow students to have informed and ethical opinions about the big scientific questions facing society (PSHE, Living in the wider world)

 Develop a sense of responsibility for our planet and the knowledge to be able to best care for it (Eco-Schools)


The development of a curiosity for what else we can learn about the world through Science and develop transferable and employability skills (Careers Gatsby Benchmarks) In addition, following the Gatsby Benchmarks for Science our intent for practical science is:

 To teach the principles of scientific enquiry.

 To improve understanding of theory through practical experience.

 To teach specific practical skills, such as measurement and observation, that may be useful in future study or employment.  To motivate and engage students.

 To develop higher level skills and attributes such as communication, teamwork and perseverance. (Good Practical Science, Gatsby Foundation, 2017)