At Bounds Green School we believe that providing a motivating science curriculum will help to develop children’s excitement, curiosity and understanding about the world around them.
We endeavour to help children develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions. These include:
observing changes over a period of time
grouping and classifying
finding things out using secondary sources of information (research)
Bounds Green is in a fortunate position as this is our second year of teaching the New National Curriculum for science which became statuary this September. We have assigned units within Key Stages to particular year groups in order to ensure coverage and promote the NC initiative of broadening and deepening understanding as children progress through the school.
The staff at Bounds Green has agreed the following:
Science is going well when……………
children are actively engaged, challenged and motivated
children ask questions based on their practical experiences of the world around them
children are developing their scientific skills and deepening their knowledge through exploring and investigating
children enjoy and are successful learners!
Where possible, science is taught through the use of first hand practical experiences within the classroom, school grounds, local area or field trips. This allows children to explore and talk about their ideas; ask their own questions; compare and contrast functions, relationships and interactions within a more meaningful context.
In Key Stage 1 & 2 it is school policy that all classes come off time table to have a science day to launch our half termly unit. This approach also facilitates the opportunity for cross curricular links to be made. It has had a very positive response from the children where they are highly motivated and absorbed in their science learning.
Please go to your child’s year group under ‘Classes’ to see a more detailed look at the Curriculum map for the year. These are due to be updated in the Spring 2nd half term.