A high-quality Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. At Bournville Village Primary School, we follow the National Statutory Framework for EYFS and the National Curriculum for years one - six. We teach the knowledge, skills and understanding detailed in these documents through these three disciplines.
As children progress through the school, so does their confidence and knowledge of how to work scientifically. The main focus is that of developing scientific enquiry skills, which are taught throughout each of the contexts. Investigations enable children to develop a variety of skills: observing, questioning, fair testing, predicting, measuring, recording, analysing and concluding in a variety of situations. Whilst developing these skills, our children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Our pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes with an emphasis on a respect for evidence.