At Burnopfield Primary school our intent is that we instil a sense of curiosity, enquiry and love of learning for our budding scientists who love asking questions about the world around them. We start our science topics with the children’s current level of knowledge and build on it; exploring their ideas and allowing them to find out answers to their own questions as we go.
Our intent is to teach the Science National Curriculum through exploration, investigations and discovery! We also teach children the scientific skills they need to help them become scientists; helping them to understand the importance of fair testing, recording results and interpreting their findings.
Our intent is to excite and engage children with science, therefore, we frequently plan science visits, invite visitors and encourage outdoor science lessons in order to do this. We have worked incredibly hard as a staff to raise the profile of science in our school and have achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark for our efforts!
Our intent is to raise children’s aspirations in science subjects. We are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to do this: by introducing science topics with an inspirational scientist; by encouraging children to understand how science is essential in their everyday lives and by introducing children to the type of careers which are available to them within STEM subjects.
In March, we held an entire week devoted to STEM subjects which included exciting visits from Technology Tom, Professor Brainstorm and Crazy Creatures. There were also some whole-school challenges to really test out those skills! STEAM club proved rather popular, with some of our top scientists and engineers getting together to solve challenges and learn exciting things like trebuchet making and making pumpkin goo!
It’s an exciting time for science at Burnopfield Primary and there is so much going on all around the school! It’s great to hear the positive comments from the children and see their enthusiasm for the subject.
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