At Bromet Primary School we aim 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 the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these are revisited and developed throughout their time at school from EYFS through to Year 6. Topics such as animals are taught and observed in EYFS and then revisited in further details in KS1 and KS2. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge supporting them in knowing more, doing more and remembering more.
In carefully planned sequences of lessons, children are hooked into learning through exciting starters. Lessons are progressive, meaning that over time children deepen their understanding through high level questioning, practical lessons, research and creative recording of their ideas. Learning is set out across a two year rolling program so that children in mixed aged classes cover all of the objectives for their year group and there is appropriate progression across the key stages. Much of science lends itself to outdoor learning so we aim to provide children with opportunities to experience this where possible. Children are introduced to well known figures in Science and we ensure that there is diversity within this showing that anyone can be a Scientist!
Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their Science lessons and show a genuine curiosity and interest in the areas they have explored.
"Science is my favourite lesson! I love learning new facts!" (Falcon Class)
"My teacher made Science really fun while we were learning at home. We had so many experiments to do; it was great!" (Kestrel Class)
"When we made the model of the heart it really helped me to remember the 4 chambers of the heart and what they're called; left ventricle, right ventricle, left atrium and right atrium." (Eagle Class)