Glasgow City Council Welcome to Dunard Primary School & Nursery Class

Science & Technologies

Science

Through the study of science, children will experience the opportunity to investigate their environment by observing, exploring, investigating and recording.  They will be helped to recognise the impact science makes on their lives, on the lives of others, on the environment and on culture.

The science outcomes are in 7 areas, although there will be interconnections between them:  

  • Planet Earth
  • Energy in the environment
  • Communication
  • Forces and Motion
  • Life and Cells
  • Materials
  • Topical Science 

 

 

 

 

Skills, knowledge and understanding will be developed progressively through all of these areas, again using contextualisation and discrete learning and teaching approaches as appropriate to children’s needs.  

 

 

 

 

Technologies

The technologies provide frequent opportunity for active learning in creative and work-related contexts.

Children will develop an understanding of technologies and their impact on society.  They will also develop confidence and skill in the use of these technologies to create, present and record their own ideas and materials.

As well as developing ICT knowledge and skills we also have a wide range of technologies, which are potentially powerful learning tools across the curriculum and throughout life. 

Our ICT programme of study develops discrete skills in e-mailing, word-processing, graphics and information handling from P1-7.  This is delivered in the classroom.

The use of a range of technology, including cameras, DVD recorders, laptops and interactive SmartBoards in every classroom further supports learning and teaching across the curriculum.  In addition, access to a wide range of software and the World Wide Web enhances and motivates both independent and collaborative learning.

Pupils’ learning will be structured around 6 aspects:

  • Technological development in society
  • ICT to enhance learning
  • Business contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge
  • Computing science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge
  • Food and textiles contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge
  • Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge