- Starting in Foundation, our children are given lots of opportunities to explore and investigate, through first hand exploration. We aim to develop lively, enquiring minds. Science is taught through the areas of learning in accordance with the EYFS document and the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2.
- We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in science lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding and to encourage our children to ask questions and plan enquiries.
- We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions in order to make sense of the world and develop their understanding of the scientific processes that are vital to all of our lives and to the future well-being and prosperity of the world we live in.
- The National Curriculum programmes of study for science are set out year-by-year for Key Stages 1 and 2.Within each key stage, school has the flexibility to introduce content earlier or later than set out in the programme of study and may introduce key stage content during an earlier key stage if appropriate and revisit them at a later stage.
- Teachers will base their planning on the programmes of study, as set out in our Science Curriculum Overview.
- Teachers use a range of resources to support the planning of science: STEM, Hamilton Trust , ASE and The Ogden Trust
- Children use a range of technology in science lessons to enhance their learning.
- They take part in role-play and discussions, and present information to the rest of the class.
- We encourage co-operation, sensitivity and tolerance of each other in a wide variety of problem-solving activities within the classroom.
- We encourage children to express their views and evaluate decisions about science related matters. ‘Go tasks’ are used to revisit key aspects of learning (activation of prior knowledge).
- Boundary has a strong link with the local secondary school’s science department and Year 4,5 and 6 all experience a science lesson there during the year. During a child’s time at Boundary, they will experience a range of educational visits and visitors to further develop their scientific knowledge, skills and understanding.
- Boundary celebrates an annual ‘science day’ which involves conducting a range of fun and interesting investigations to inspire and motivate the children in developing their scientific knowledge and understanding.