“The Scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; but the one who asks the right questions.” Claude Levi-Strauss
At Broke Hall our science curriculum is rooted in exploration, enquiry and investigation, fostering a healthy curiosity of our universe and stimulating creative thought. Exploring everyday phenomena will provide children with the foundations for understanding the world around them and an appreciation for the awe and wonder that science holds. They will understand the fundamental importance of science: how science has changed our lives and our world, and how it is essential to the future of our planet.
At Broke Hall it is our intent that all children to learn through practical first hand experiences and secondary sources, to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live. These experiences should enable children to observe, question, investigate, make sense of and communicate and evaluate their findings.
We do this by:
- developing a questioning and reflective mind by providing a range of exciting and enjoyable activities.
- developing a systematic and logical way of working.
- applying their skills and knowledge to investigative work.
- enabling children to come to a deepening understanding of scientific concepts.
- working safely and carefully
The successful approach to the teaching of science at Broke Hall Primary School will result in a fun, engaging, high quality science education, that provides children with the foundations for understanding the world that they can take with them once they complete their primary education.
Children at Broke Hall Primary School will:
- demonstrate a love of science work and an interest in further study and work in this field
- retain knowledge that is pertinent to science with a real life context.
- be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
- be able to articulate their understanding of scientific concepts and be able to reason scientifically using rich language linked to science.
- apply mathematical skills through their work, organising, recording and interpreting results.
- work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
- achieve age related expectations in science at the end of their cohort year.
Activities at Home
Click on the link below (Trees 60) for some fun activities relating to trees which you can try at home.