“The important thing is never to stop questioning”- Albert Einstein
At Bromet we aim to deliver a high-quality science education which provides the foundations for understanding the world. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, the children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
At KS1 the children are taught:
- asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
- observing closely, using simple equipment
- performing simple tests
- identifying and classifying
- using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
- gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
At KS2 the children are taught:
- asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
- planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
- taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate
- gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
- recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
- using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
- identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
- using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings
This is delivered through a range of theory and practical sessions, with many investigations and experiments taking place. The children are exposed to different types of scientific enquiry including: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources.
We hope that the children of Bromet are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.