The 2014 national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
At Broadmeadow Junior School, our Science curriculum aims to foster a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the world around us. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group. The key knowledge identified by each year group is informed by the national curriculum objectives. Key working scientifically skills are also mapped across LKS2 and UKS2 and are progressive throughout the school. The curriculum is designed to ensure that children are given opportunities to apply key scientific knowledge through practical experiences; using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. Children are encouraged to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings and a love of science is nurtured through a whole school ethos and a varied science curriculum.
Our children learn to question and discuss science, based on issues that may affect their own lives, the directions of society and the future of the world, encouraging and supporting the development of Science capital.