At Baildon Glen Primary School, we aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. To build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world by using a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science. Introduce and adsorb pupils in the language and vocabulary of science and to develop pupils’ practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements. To use science as a tool to develop pupils’ use of information and communication technology (ICT) in their science studies.
We have created an ever-changing curriculum which is ambitious for all our children and reflective of their needs, who all have unique interests, skills and talents.
To develop a knowledge and understanding of science and its processes
- to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the contribution made by famous scientists to our knowledge of the world including scientists from different cultures
- to encourage pupils to relate their scientific studies to applications and effects within the real world
- to develop a knowledge of the science contained within the programmes of study of the National Curriculum.
To build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world
- to develop in pupils a general sense of enquiry which encourages them to question and make suggestions · to encourage pupils to predict the likely outcome of their investigations and practical activities
To use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of scientific facts and concepts
- to provide pupils with a range of specific investigations and practical work which gives them a worth-while experience to develop their understanding of science
- to develop progressively pupils’ ability to plan, carry out and evaluate simple scientific investigations and to appreciate the meaning of a “fair test”.
To develop the ability to record results in an appropriate manner including the use of diagrams, graphs, tables and charts
- to use scientific and mathematical language including technical vocabulary and conventions and draw diagrams and charts to communicate scientific ideas.
- to give pupils regular opportunities to use the scientific terms necessary to communicate ideas about science
- to develop pupils’ skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements
- within practical activities give pupils opportunities to use a range of simple scientific measuring instruments such as thermometers and force meters and develop their skills to read them.
- to give pupils the opportunities to use ICT to record their work and store results