Our Science

Intent

At Bentley New Village, all children will:

  • receive a stimulating, enriched experience of Science which will allow them to ask questions and be curious about the world around them.
  • Explore and investigate the main themes of the Science curriculum which are : Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  • have the chance to both show and develop the learning behaviours of creativity, curiosity, resilience, determination, tolerance and cooperation through the science curriculum.
  • be given opportunities to develop the basic skills acquired in English (speaking and listening, reading and writing) and Mathematics and apply to the same standards as English and Maths lessons.
  • be given the opportunity to learn, understand and use a range of technical vocabulary as appropriate.
  • take responsibility for their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • diversity through celebrating, studying and appreciating differences and similarities.
  • building a self-regulating, self-motivated individual
  • be provided with the opportunity to acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically.
  • Embed their scientific enquiry skills in each topic
  • receive a progressive sequence of science lessons which will build upon their prior knowledge whilst embedding the procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.
  • receive science lessons which develop a deep understanding of the body of knowledge of science in all three key areas, biology, chemistry and physics and also the skills built up through experimental testing of ideas.
  • gain an understanding of the uses and implication of science, today and for the future.
  • be given the opportunity to plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment correctly
  • be taught to evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.
  • be able to investigate, where appropriate, in our local environment within our science lessons.

Implementation

As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:

  • A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) all children must master;
  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth;
  • A low stakes quiz which is tested regularly to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in the working memory;
  • Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
  • Trips and visits from experts who will enhance the learning experience;

Impact

Our Science Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.

In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • A celebration of work through monitoring of work samples
  • Tracking of knowledge in pre and post learning quizzes;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning;