Science & Technology

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science”-Edwin Powell Hubble.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge”-Albert Einstein.

At Pennard we believe we should encourage the children to ask questions about the world around them. We ensure that we deliver a stimulating and innovative Science curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires pupils to achieve their best.

Embedded provision to develop the appropriate skills knowledge and experiences for Science & Technology includes:

• Teaching science skills weekly.
• Outdoor Learning embedded throughout the school.
• Fun practical experiments & investigations.
• Cross curricular teaching of Science & Technology.
• Teaching of Science & Technology through inquiry-based learning.
• Opportunities to explore and create.

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Science and Technology 

The importance of science and technology in our modern world cannot be overstated. Developments in these areas have always been drivers of change in society, underpinning innovation and impacting on everyone’s lives economically, culturally and environmentally. As such, the Science and Technology Area of Learning and Experience (Area) will be increasingly relevant in the opportunities young people encounter and the life choices that they make.

Ready access to vast amounts of data requires all learners to be able to assess inputs critically, understand the basis of information presented as fact, and make informed judgements that impact their own behaviours and values. They need to develop the ability to meaningfully ask the question, ‘Just because we can, does that mean we should?’

What matters in this Area has been expressed in six statements which support and complement one another, and should not be viewed in isolation. Together they contribute to realising the four purposes of the curriculum.

What matters?

• Being curious and searching for answers is essential to understanding and predicting phenomena.
• Design thinking and engineering offer technical and creative ways to meet society’s needs and wants.
• The world around us is full of living things which depend on each other for survival.
• Matter and the way it behaves defines our universe and shapes our lives.
• Forces and energy provide a foundation for understanding our universe.
• Computation is the foundation for our digital world.

Principles of progression
• Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
• Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience
• Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
• Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
• Increasing effectiveness as a learner

Useful documents

Useful Websites

Useful Apps

K-5 Science for kids-Tappity

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Cosmic-Watch

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Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System

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Max & Ruby Science educational games

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Chromville Science

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ZooMoo

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The Human Body by Tinybop

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Plants by Tinybop

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Toca Lab

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This is my body-Anatomy for kids

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