In our school, the teaching of science endeavours to inspire awe and wonder in our children and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about phenomena and the natural world around them.
Bevois Town Primary School’s Science curriculum aims to ensure that all children:
develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future
At Bevois Town Primary School we aspire to create scientists who not only have an excellent knowledge of scientific skills, but have a real passion for the subject. As the children progress through the school, they will develop the essential characteristics needed for them to think and work scientifically. Through engaging and practical lessons, we aim to equip all learners with the ability to ask and answer questions through the use of scientific enquiry, to predict and hypothesise, to carefully observe and collect data and to interpret and analyse results. We also aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Through our carefully mapped out ‘Science Legends’, the children will be exposed “to the best that has been thought and said” and will help to “engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement” in this subject area (National Curriculum).
Our curriculum is ambitious and sequenced coherently so that substantive knowledge and disciplinary skills build progressively through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Every Science unit is framed around an overarching enquiry question and echoes the structure of the National Curriculum programmes of study for each key stage.