Dunbarney Primary School

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Science and its practical application in healthcare and industry is central to our economic future, for our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a society.

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Science is a dynamic subject where new discoveries and developments influence the curriculum. Scotland has a long tradition of being at the forefront of innovations.

Therefore whilst this programme of study includes specific curricular content it must also be used flexibly and adapted in response to developments, topical investigations, new research, and pupils’ interests.

Science offers much scope for cross curricular links and suggestions for these are included in the individual contexts.

Science Education promotes the development of the four capacities in our young people – Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.

The programme of study in Science is based on the underlying principles and science outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence and all staff must be familiar with the information contained in the Curriculum for Excellence folder as well as the Education Scotland website.

The broad aim of the science programme is to provide the children with a curriculum which promotes an interest in and enthusiasm for science and develops their knowledge understanding and skills in:

  • Planet Earth - biodiversity and independence; energy sources and sustainability; processes of the planet; space
  • Forces, electricity and waves
  • Biological systems - body systems and cells; inheritance
  • Materials - property uses of substances; Earth’s materials; chemical changes
  • Topical science


Take a look at our school science policy for more information.  This can be found under the "Parents" tab where you should click on "Policies".