Dungworth Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6HE
Small school, Big ambitions
Science teaching at Bradfield Dungworth aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, suchas Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.
All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
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Music is taught in blocks during the school year. Y3/4 pupils receive recorder and flute tuition from a specialist music teacher so they can learn to read music. The rest of the school follow the Charanga music scheme endorsed by Sheffield Music Hub. All pupils develop their singing ability in daily singing during assemblies. The school has a strong culture of musical performance and all pupils participate in a musical play every year. Pupils also have the opportunity to learn flute, guitar or keyboard in small groups or individuals.
French is taught using the i languages scheme.
PSHE is timetabled away from Theme based lessons. It is based on a PSHE scheme of work for primary schools developed in Ealing. This scheme of work is fully planned and resourced for nursery to year six.
The scheme includes the overarching themes of health and wellbeing, living in the wider world and relationships where safeguarding, SMSC and British values are the golden threads throughout.
The school will revisit this area of the curriculum in 2019-20 in light of new Government legislation.
Y3 and Y4 followed the 'Special Friends' programme in 2018/19 which teaches children strategies to support them with the development of good mental health. Y5/6 receive 'top up' lessons from the Special Friends' programme. Y5/6 are trained in 'Conflict Resolution'
The school follows the Sheffield SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education) locally agreed syllabus. This is a statutory body which is constituted to provide advice in relation to religious education and collective worship for each local authority. For more information about Sheffield SACRE, including access to the agreed syllabus, key documents and links to resources and organisations, use the links below.
RE overview 2019-2021RE Timtable 2019 20.pptx