Bayards Hill Primary School
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
What is science?
Science is key to understanding the world around us. Science helps children to explain what happens, to predict how things will behave, and to analyse cause and effect. As Albert Einstein once suggested, “The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
Science at Bayards Hill
2016-2017 was a big year for Science at Bayards Hill. Having won a £5K grant from STEM/Enthuse, and with the launch of the Science Week and Science Fair, along with a number of evening Science CPD sessions for staff, we began to rightly raise the proifle of Science at Bayards Hill. Continuing the momentum this year, we are also investing heavily in new science resources for all year groups, and we are using Collins Snap Science to provide interesting and engaging lessons.
Our vision is that Science (and the disciplines Physics, Biology and Chemistry) should be a highly valued area of our curriculum offering at Bayards Hill. Taught in line with the National Curriculum, it is to be a key component of the afternoon wider curriculum across all year groups, and through it, we aim to develop in every pupil a curiosity, enjoyment and a growing understanding of the world and the universe.
Working scientifically, with a ‘minds-on’ and ‘hands-on’ practical emphasis, our pupils will raise questions and investigate the world in which they live. As a result, children will gain scientific knowledge and understanding, and develop the skills necessary for increasingly independent testing and investigating.
Working scientifically involves understanding the nature, processes and methods of Science and will underpin the teaching of the subject at Bayards Hilll. Working scientifically skills are to be embedded into the curriculum through the following lines of enquiry:
- Observing changes over time
- Looking for patterns and relationships
- Identifying and classifying
- Comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations)
- Research using secondary sources.
Click on the link above to find out about our termly Big Science Questions.
Click on the link above to see photos of and read about our Science Week and Science Fair.