As scientists, at Beacon View Primary Academy our children are given a strong understanding of the world around them, whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically; to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
Science at Beacon View is intended to foster a love for thinking scientifically. It will enable pupils to understand that Science is embedded in everyday life and the world around us. Children will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding in biology, chemistry and physics. They will develop an understanding of nature, processes and the methods of science and their development of scientific vocabulary will be rich and their questioning will be effective.
The wider science curriculum, including trips and visitors aim to make science accessible to all students, especially to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, providing them with opportunities to develop their scientific abilities so that they are aware of the vast career options available to them in various scientific fields.
This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the units whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for units is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught are reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
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