Science Subject Lead - Naomi Pettet
Boringdon Primary School Science Statement
At Boringdon Primary School our vision is to give pupils a Science curriculum which enables pupils to explore and discover the world around them confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. To achieve this, it involves a broad range of exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning and lead to a progression of scientific understanding, skills, knowledge and enquiry skills.
Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences, as well as use of the habitats across the school, help pupils secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary.
We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our pupils are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them.
Intent: At Boringdon Primary School we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Science in our school is about developing pupils’ ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. The staff at Boringdon Primary School ensure that all pupils are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allow pupils to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids pupils’ knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them. We intend to provide all pupils regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced science curriculum.