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Science at Darnhall Primary School

Developing and increasing pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of science is core to our curriculum at Darnhall.  Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to understand the way in which science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is an ignition to critical and creative thought which is encouraged at Darnhall.


The Principles of Science have been agreed upon by all members of staff. These are on display in every KS1 and KS2 classroom, and are referred to during Science lessons - take a look ... 

We know that effective science learning occurs in our school when:


  1. Adults and children are all engaged in the topic and clearly perceive that Science is ‘fun’.

2. Children are motivated and engaged in Science through practical ‘hands-on’ activities.

3. Activities clearly progress thinking and learning.

4. Adults use open ended questions to challenge and lead children’s thinking, as well as encouraging children to volunteer a range of their own questions.

5. Appropriate vocabulary and key information is displayed and used by the children.

6. Resources are well planned, relevant to the theme and work appropriately.


The passion for teaching and learning in science is evident throughout our school.

Take a look...


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Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please contact the office.