Science Curriculum Intent
At Bottesford Junior School, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it requires.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.
Therefore our children will…
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- build on their curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world.
- use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give them a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science.
- be introduced to the language and vocabulary of science.
- develop their basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate predictions and measurements.
- use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including ICT, diagrams, graphs and charts.
- use the outdoor learning areas and the immediate locality to extend their learning.
We endeavour to ensure that the science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.
Our whole school leader for Science is Mrs Clipson