Science contributes to the development of enquiring minds which have the ability to question, test, evaluate and apply knowledge and understanding of the world around them. It develops personal qualities that prepare children for adult life such as the acquisition and development of scientific language, the application of number skills, the use of ICT, the development of personal and social skills from working independently and collaboratively. Science offers children the opportunity to appreciate and understand the world.
At the Dassett, Science is taught through Learning Challenges, asking children a question and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to answer it. It fulfils the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum and also ensures a correct level of challenge and progression for the children.