At Bembridge CE Primary School, we want children to develop their curiosity about the world we live in. Through our enquiry based approach to Science, children will question and explore why things happen as well as understanding the importance of Science within our lives.
At Bembridge CE Primary School, it is our goal to provide all of our children with high quality science lessons that provide them with the core foundations that they need to understand the importance of Science within our daily lives. Teachers plan engaging and exciting lessons that meet the needs of all children. Pupils will be encouraged to make predictions about what is happening, think critically about why things have occured and analyse information and data. School trips are also planned around Science to provide children with valuable learning experiences. The school are also part of the Ogden Trust
Teachers plan Science lessons by following ‘The National Curriculum programmes of study for Science 2014’ and, ‘Understanding of the World’ in the Early Years Foundation Stage'. Class teachers will adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the pupils. Key resources such as STEM Learning, Explorify and Outstanding Science as used to suport the planning and teaching of Science at school.
The school follows a yearly Science programme for the school, based on the National Curriculum, where units are taught to specific year groups. This ensures that year groups receive the necessary coverage of topics.
Within each unit, there is a core theme of enquiry, where children are encourage to investigate and question scientific themes and topics. We aim to make lessons as practical as possible, such as children using the school grounds to investigate types of wildlife or making periscopes to investigate the movement of light. Teachers also arranged trips around Science units with Year 2 visiting Dinosaur Isle, in Sandown, to learn about fossils and Year 5 going to Winchester Science Museum to learn abouts planets.