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Blaby Stokes CE Primary School

Blaby Stokes Primary School

Science

Why is it important to teach Science?

In our school, Science is taught to promote curiosity and understanding. Children learn through practical activities which develop their investigation skills and encourage a desire to find out about the world around them. Each sequence of Science is carefully planned by our teachers to build on the children’s previous knowledge as they progress through our school. 

What does science look like at Blaby Stokes Primary School?

The curriculum is designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum whilst building scientific minds, a wealth of knowledge and a thirst for finding out more. As soon as children come to our school, they are encouraged to explore the world around them by looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change. Lessons are taught to encourage the children to think scientifically, use a range of equipment and conduct practical experiments whilst inspiring our children to present what they have found out in a range of different styles. Alongside our weekly science lessons, we also have trips to local secondary schools and a yearly science week. 

At Blaby Stokes, key information that is taught is deliberately selected and our children are provided with a Knowledge Organiser to support their learning. Through the use of these the children are able to use correct and appropriate language correctly and explain what they observe. Science enables children to find out about the world around them and how it works. It broadens their understanding of everyday concepts, patterns and changes, and encourages a passion for investigation. Our work will help children to understand the uses and implications of science, today and in the future.

Why is science important at Blaby Stokes?

In science, we hope to inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity. Promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children will be encouraged to ask questions, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment. Through this they will acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever changing world.