Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

01273 711816

Brunswick Primary School

Achieving success with determination and joy

Science

Subject Intent 

Developing thoughtful, holistic, curious, children through an enquiry based, child-centred Science curriculum who have a deep sense of worth and belonging. Flexible thinkers who are equipped to embrace change and shape their future.  Using the key skills of Science to make excellent progress.  

Key Drivers  

Purposeful ​ 

Our children will have the vocabulary, knowledge and skills necessary to explore, develop and achieve in Science 

Aspirational ​ 

Our children will explore  Science  through varied authentic stimuli and respond in a range of creative ways, making purposeful links to other areas of learning. ​ 

Personal ​ 

Our children will question and reflect on  Science and its impact on their real-life experience. ​ 

Universal ​ 

Our children will learn how  Science  impacts locally, nationally, and globally and makes a difference to modern life. ​ 

 

Our Science Curriculum 

At Brunswick, all children build up a body of key foundational scientific knowledge and concepts. They are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.  

Our curriculum ensures that children have a secure understanding of each key block of knowledge and concepts enabling them to successfully progress to the next stage. Vocabulary is progressively and explicitly taught and reviewed. Children build up an extensive specialist vocabulary bank including technical terminology which they apply in written and spoken learning opportunities. There is specific opportunity built in for children to draw on their mathematical skills when collecting, presenting and analysing data. 

All pupils are taught to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.  

All pupils are taught to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.

These approaches include:

Observing over time
Sorting and classifying 
Pattern Seeking
Research
Fair testing

 

By working scientifically children will gain understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science relevant to their year group.  

Learning and teaching follows an enquiry-based approach. Each strand of knowledge is taught by posing an overarching enquiry question. Each lesson within a term then has smaller questions for the children to investigate and answer. Children’s knowledge of concepts is built week on week in order for them to answer the overarching question. Children enjoy this approach as it encourages them curiously explore the world around them and apply technical vocabulary accurately.  

Each learning sequence includes opportunities for children to work scientifically, collect, present and analyse data and learn and apply new vocabulary.  

 

Link to Science Curriculum Map  

Link to Brunswick Science overview