At Beamont Primary Academy, we believe in providing children with a Science curriculum that enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. In order to achieve this, we will promote and provide children from EYFS to Year 6 with exciting, practical, hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences will help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary.
We teach Science weekly in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 using a variety of resources. Children in EYFS are taught science through children learning about the world around them in their learning through play. In addition to this, educational visits linked to the Science curriculum are provided for the children from EYFS to Year 6. Further opportunities for scientific outdoor adventure are also provided through Active Hope. This local Christian organisation provides our children with new and relevant experiences linked to our science units studied in school. Such experiences are paramount for our children as some of their experiences of the wider world are limited due to social deprivation in the local area.
At Beamont, our teaching of Science offers children the following opportunities in line with the aims of the National Curriculum:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
- Develop 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;
- Be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
- Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and developing the skills of enquiry – including: Sorting and grouping, observations over time, pattern seeking, research using secondary sources and comparison and fair testing.
- Use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
- Develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety.
- Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
At our school, we believe in empowering children with a lifelong love of learning and instil in them the belief that questioning the world around them enables them to understand their place within it. We intend to provide all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced Science curriculum. It is with this core belief in mind that means Science has an integral role in the entire wider curriculum. Developing an enquiring mind has a positive impact on all areas of the curriculum as well as the individual child themselves for their future aspirations.
We use the National Curriculum to plan our Science curriculum.
LONG TERM PLAN
MEDIUM TERM PLANS:
Please find the Medium Term Plans for each year group here:
Please note this is version 2 - September 2022
Please find the Knowledge Organisers for each year group here:
Please note this is version 2 February 2022