“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.”
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
Our science curriculum ensures children gain all the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. It provides the foundations for philosophical, practical, emotional and intellectual thinking to allow the children to know more, do more and remember more.
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. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes all of which allow for a deeper understand of Science.
Children leave Beanfield equipped with the scientific knowledge and curiosity which will allow them to know more, do more and remember more for the Science of today and the future.
We deliver practical and explorative science lessons across the school. This involves using enquiry skills across six core areas of scientific study:
Living Things (including animals, humans and plants)
Earth and Space
Light and Sound
In addition, the children in our Early Years setting focus on their understanding of the world around them which is enhanced by activities such as hatching eggs, farm animal visits and Science activities they can access every day.
We strive to make science relevant to the world around us and focus children embedding key skills in order to use them in experimenting and exploring their own questions. By promoting the practical side the children learn to use a variety of scientific tools and equipment such as components for making an electrical circuit and learn about science from the past, present and future with the insight that they themselves could be the next scientist of the future such as an astronaut, archaeologist or doctor!
We also aim to enlighten the children’s emotional and perceptual outlook of science by exploring and identifying the different types of science such as astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology and looking at the positive and negative effects Science has on the world around them today. We aim to inspire the children’s intellectual thinking by challenging them with open questions and ideas designed to get them thinking philosophically and create their own opinions, views and curiosities.
Targeted weekly lessons ensure children are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Lessons are skills focused and knowledge is then deepened by applying these skills.
The curriculum is enriched by visits from scientists from The Ogden Trust as well as visits to locations such as Think Tank in Birmingham, The National Space Centre in Leicester and Hammerton Zoo, links with secondary school science departments and science competitions across the Brooke Weston Trust schools.