At BJS, we intend that all pupils, irrespective of gender, leave KS2 equipped with a love and thirst for further learning in the three sciences which will be developed in secondary school, along with a sound knowledge of possible jobs/careers related to science and be inspired by famous scientists, both past and present.
As a core subject, at BJS we intend to actively encourage children to become lifetime learners and keenly promote the fact that scientific knowledge and understanding will be increasingly important as we face up to the challenges of living in the modern world. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.
We intend to use outside learning as much as possible, thus giving the children a chance to discover and explore their local environment, which will then lead on to them being able to consider the challenges facing the wider world today. We ensure that all pupils cover the content that has been assigned to their Key Stage. Where appropriate units can be combined. E.g. in Year 6 combine Evolution and Inheritance with Living Things and their Habitats. Schemes of work used have a variety of well-sequenced activities to engage children and enable them to learn and specialist vocabulary for topics is displayed, taught, included in knowledge organisers and built upon in subsequent lessons.
Working Scientifically – we follow the skills progression for working scientifically, we consistently add assessments onto the school’s tracking system and note on plans the skills used that day.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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