At Broad Square Primary School we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world not just now but for life beyond our school. Science is a pivotal subject that changes lives and is vital to the future. We want the children in our school to understand the importance of this subject as they become successful members of society.
Our curriculum is ambitious for all pupils and it is progressively planned and well sequenced. We have successfully adapted a curriculum to meet the needs for all our children. At this school we hope to develop the children’s ideas and challenge their thinking.
Our school values underpin the science curriculum.
We teach the children in our school to respect every living creature and ensure that they value the ideas of others when working scientifically. It is during these scientific investigations that the children are encouraged to develop perseverance and collaborative working. We make the most of our natural environment around the school and work with members of the community closely.
Our children are taught about the importance of taking responsibility for the environment and are aware of the impact that humans have on our planet. The importance of science is immense but at the same time, staff at Broad Square Primary School, encourage the children to develop enthusiasm and enjoyment for scientific learning and discovery.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in science, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Teachers work closely together to ensure that Broad Square Primary School gives full coverage of the curriculum.
Colleagues in the foundation Stage discuss the needs of individual children and self-evaluate their practice continuously. Our early year’s staff go beyond expectations and set challenging experiences which prepare our children for the year one science curriculum.
Science teaching at Broad Square Primary School involves adapting and extending the curriculum to match all pupils’ needs. We incorporate ideas from known schemes but our staff also plan collaboratively so that they can impart their own knowledge and experiences. Planning and books are monitored regularly to ensure that these methods continue to remain effective. We constantly evaluate our approach and make alterations were necessary. This is vital as our children’s learning is at the heart of all we do.
We understand the importance of vocabulary and aim to provide all children in our school with a secure knowledge of a variety of scientific concepts. Our teachers work hard to develop the use of computing within science and make appropriate links between science and other subjects.
The impact of this is to not only ensure our children gain the appropriate age related knowledge but provide them with a set of skills that will useful to them as they develop as individuals. We believe pupils will achieve a secure vocabulary which will enable to confidently express their thoughts on a range of concepts. Along with this, we will create a climate with high science capital whereby our young people will aspire to become possible scientists of the future. After talking to several of our children and listening about their obvious enjoyment in this subject, we hope that this is a hope that becomes reality.