At Bayards Hill Primary School, science is presented to the children in a practical, relevant context in order to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes about the world in which we live but also to encourage curiosity and promote a love of learning. It is taught through applied themes using the Collins Snap Science scheme.
How do the themes develop my child’s skills in science?
Throughout each theme, key objectives taken from the National Curriculum are taught which enable children to secure knowledge within the three areas of science: biology, chemistry and physics. Within these themes, learning is underpinned by the Working Scientifically objectives which build upon the children’s investigate skills allowing them to generate lines of enquiry and draw conclusions from these. The Working Scientifically objectives also encourage many cross-curricular links between maths and science.
How is your child's work assessed?
Within lessons, a range of assessment opportunities are planned in for the children to take part in and this enables their class teacher to continually measure and monitor progress within the Year Group Assessment statements.