The Science curriculum at Danesfield Middle School is designed to ensure coverage of the national curriculum content, but will more importantly engage pupils’ curiosity and take them on a journey of learning focusing on how to relate scientific ideas and explanations to phenomena in the world around them. It is one which will develop knowledge and understanding in a progressive sequence, so that pupils will move their knowledge and skills from short term to long term memory. A wide range of devices are used to stimulate lines of enquiry and link closely to events happening in the real world, whilst at the same time, carefully sequenced learning ensures that the pupils know more and remember more. The significance and intent of nurturing inquisitive, knowledgeable and practical young scientists has importance in wider society. It underpins fundamental ideas and theories, which affect the future choices made with regard to the environment and technology and how best to use and look after the earth’s resources in the years to come. We believe that pupils at Danesfield Middle School move onto the next phase of their education with a strong desire to learn more about the world around them.
Our intent for the Danesfield Curriculum in Science is to:
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: