At Broomwood Primary School we believe that Science should provide the children with a range of learning experiences which are both stimulating and relevant to everyday life. The children will have access to Science in accordance with the National Curriculum 2014. It is our intention that throughout their time at Broomwood, they will achieve the following required aims:
- To develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
- To 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;
- To ensure that they are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
To inspire pupils’ curiosity about the world around them and to enable pupils to become scientific literate citizens
- We ensure that children have the opportunity to work collaboratively together to share their ideas
- We emphasise scientific vocabulary and provide science word banks to encourage children to use appropriate scientific vocabulary in their spoken and written work.
- We monitor science regularly to ensure that teachers plan effectively to build on prior knowledge and ensure that children retain 'sticky' knowledge within all aspects of science.
- We ensure that teachers deliver lessons using multi-sensory approaches to ensure that all pupils can access science effectively.
- We ensure that children's learning is enhanced through wider opportunities including trips and visitors to strengthen the science taught in school.
- We ensure that children learn about a diverse range of scientists so that all pupils, despite their gender, ethnicity of sexual orientation, believe that they could explore and have a career in the science field in the future.
- We ensure that children are given lots of opportunities to ask questions, explore and apply knowledge and understanding through a diverse range of investigations.
- We ensure that teachers have access to excellent CPD to ensure that all staff feel confident to deliver the subject matter effectively.
- We liaise with our local high schools to provide further opportunities linked to science.
- We regularly capture staff, parent and pupil voice to monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning in science.
- We carry out formal assessments three times a year to monitor the overall attainment in science across the school; monitor pupil groups and consider how to improve science further.