At Dane Royd Primary we aim for all our pupils to develop scientific knowledge and understanding through investigation. We believe this develops flexible thinking and problem solving abilities, alongside more obvious science-specific skills and knowledge.
Throughout school, classroom teachers have a lot of freedom to teach investigative science creatively so children learn about science through enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions. The children at Dane Royd are encouraged to use the world around them to inspire scientific discovery. Simple observations could be spotting the odd one out in a group of objects in a playground – perhaps learning about different materials – or peering into a pond to see the mini beasts congregating there, and taking a closer look at organisms and ecosystems.
For a number of years, the school has offered a focus ‘Science Week’ in the Spring Term allowing all pupils to develop their curiosity for the subject.
Dane Royd is committed to preserving the environment and as such we have our Eco-Schools Council. Their mission is to make the world a more environmentally friendly place by recycling more and reducing pollution. We all work towards making our school community healthier, happier and more energy efficient.
Science Curriculum 2017-18
Science Curriculum 2016-17