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Science and Technology

Science

Intent

Our intent is 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.

We approach the teaching of science in a fun and interactive way, promoting the enjoyment that can be had from experimenting, investigating and discovering.

Computing

Intent

Our computing curriculum develops an understanding of key concepts within the computing curriculum. We ensure that children build a wealth of knowledge in computer programming, information literacy, data handling and online safety. As a result of an effective computing curriculum our pupils show an inquisitive attitude, sparking an interest in the field of technology which they can use and apply in their future learning.

We benefit from an excellent partnership arrangement with St Aidan's High School, who provide technical support, resources, workshops and advice.

We are well resourced. All classrooms are equipped with Clevertouch screens. We have trolleys of iPads and laptops and wifi available across the school. 

Design Technology

Intent

 

At Ripon Cathedral Primary School, our intent is for children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  Wherever possible, we link work to other disciplines such as art and STEM subjects. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness, and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.  

Long Term Plans

To support sequential learning we have developed long term plans that detail the knowledge that will be learnt in each year group.

Long term plan for science

Long term plan for Design Technology making

Long term plan for Design Technology Food

Long term plan for Computing