All of the children can be successful in Science because we have a skills and knowledge rich curriculum. All children are encouraged to be independent learners with deep understanding. Science will awaken the thirst of learning and enrich the learners’ intellectual and creative curiosity while instilling the values needed to be lifelong learners.
At Bloxwich Academy Primary, we believe that only the BEST will do for our pupils. This means that barriers to leaning are swiftly identified and removed. Every child has enriching experiences and this contributes to their employability. All of the children can be successful in Science because we have a skills and knowledge rich curriculum. All children are encouraged to be independent learners with deep understanding. Science will awaken the thirst of learning and enrich the learners’ intellectual and creative curiosity while instilling the values needed to be lifelong learners. The intention is that science seeks to promote a love of science, demonstrate how science is applied to everyday scenarios and develop transferable skills such as critical and logical thinking. We will promote STEM careers and stretch, challenge and aspire to engage pupils to push boundaries and deepen their understanding.
Pupils will be encouraged to ask questions, to make critical observations and even identify their own types of enquiry to answer their own questions. High-quality vocabulary for each topic taught will be reinforced with pre-teaching methods, then built upon through progression and opportunities to have class and group discussions and debates. The Concepts taught will be reinforced by focusing on the main features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a range of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
We implement a Science curriculum at Bloxwich that builds on prior skills and knowledge year on year. The science curriculum will be taught in response to driving questions which are aimed to be challenging, inspiring, creative, nurturing and encourage active learning. As far as possible, each topic must have an element which challenges the “Thinking Scientifically” element of the curriculum and focuses on building different aspects of enquiry skills. Through a wide range of scientific investigations, we will explore various lines of enquiry that will enable us to work scientifically and use scientific language effectively. Where possible, our Science learning will work alongside our classroom topics, offering contextualised learning at every opportunity.
From enabling curiosity and developing observation skills in the EYFS and Key Stage 1, to planning our own enquiries in order to answer scientific questions in Key Stage 2, skills will be built upon, consolidated and extended throughout our pupils’ time at Bloxwich Primary Academy.