“The important thing is to never stop questioning”
At Boughton-under-Blean, we believe that quality science teaching enables learning through questioning, observing, describing and experimenting. We aim to equip our pupils, through an exciting and engaging curriculum, with the life skills to question and find out more about the world around them.
The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
In the EYFS at Boughton-under-Blean, we aim to foster a curiosity about the world and encourage the pupils to question, investigate and explore, in preparation for their specific programmes of study in key stage one.
Once in key stage one, they will continue to build on these skills. All pupils are encouraged to think critically, predict and experiment as they learn about Living Things and their Habitats, Animals including Humans, Plants and Everyday Materials.
Following this, they will then move onto the key stage two programmes of study, which include Rocks, States of Matter, Electricity, Sound, Light, Forces and Magnets, Evolution and Inheritance, Living Things and Space.
During Science lessons at Boughton-under-Blean, we provide the children with first-hand, practical experiences, which include school trips, visitors, clubs and experiments. We support this work with the use of secondary sources such as photographs, books, computers and film. Although each key stage have their own programmes of study to explore, they are also committed to encouraging the development of practical, enquiry skills through each. These skills equip pupils so that they can work scientifically in a wide range of contexts, now and in the future.
We believe the use of spoken language in science is also very important – cognitively, socially and linguistically. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their scientific vocabulary and allowing them to articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely. At Boughton-under-Blean, we endeavor to assist our pupils in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others, and ensure that they build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy any misconceptions.
At Boughton-under-Blean, we strive to make science engaging and enjoyable and our aim is that all pupils leave us as inquisitive, resilient learners, who relish challenge, are curious to know more and feel empowered to question the world around them.