Science Statement of Intent
At Brampton Ellis Primary School we aim to give all of our children a sound understanding of the world around them through a curriculum that builds on previous knowledge. We equip children with the skills, knowledge and ability to think and work scientifically across the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We encourage children to be inquisitive and to confidently explore, ask questions and test their ideas. Through the programmes of study in the National Curriculum children will build on their ‘Working Scientifically’ skills enabling them to: effectively use equipment, carry out experiments, explain concepts, ask questions and be curious about the world around them. Our children are encouraged to be independent learners who use reading as a tool to grow their science knowledge.
Our teachers are enthusiastic about science and promote a positive attitude towards exploring and understanding the world around us. Our whole school approach to teaching science includes:
Planning and delivery of engaging lessons with high quality resources to aid understanding of conceptual knowledge.
Introduction of challenging concepts and new vocabulary.
Knowledge and skills that are built upon from previous learning.
Opportunities to encourage and enable children to work scientifically, explore and find out for themselves.
Children accessing outdoor learning and educational visits in order to explore and understand their natural surroundings.
Effective formative assessment and feedback that informs future learning.
Our approach at Brampton Ellis Primary School results in children who are motivated and excited to discover and explore the world around them whilst working scientifically. Outdoor learning and educational trips enable our children to widen their experiences, knowledge and understanding of science. Additionally, our links to community projects give our children knowledge of the human impact on the environment and their own responsibilities to take care of the world around them.