‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciples of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.’
(National Curriculum 2014)
At St Bede’s, we are scientists!
We provide our children with a broad, balanced curriculum and we maintain their natural curiosity by teaching them to explore the world around them through lots of first-hand experiences. From frogs to forces, our science curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to master their investigative skills whilst building on their knowledge and understanding of science. We aim to make science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving meaning to our learning. Workshops, trips and clubs, as well as outdoor learning experiences enhance the curriculum and help develop curious minds. Our aim is to inspire and equip our pupils to become the scientists of tomorrow.
The National Curriculum provides a structure and skills progression for the science curriculum taught throughout school. Children will cover a variety of different science topics as they progress through EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and their learning is linked, where possible, to the wider curriculum.
Each unit of work is underpinned by a Knowledge Organiser which ensures that knowedge, vocabulary and conceptual understadning are developed integrally. Examples can be seen below.
Useful science links
1 - NASA Kids’ Club
NASA Kids’ Club provides a plethora of space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space.
2- BrianPOP Science
BrainPOP offers educational animated videos and lessons covering different science topics. Each featured science topic comes with illustrative videos, quizzes, and accompanying activities.
3- Science Kids
As its name indicates, Science for Kids is a website that features a treasure trove of educational science materials. These include online games, experiments, lesson plans, quizzes, science projects, free activities and many more.
4- National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids enables science lovers to explore the world of science through a collection of apps, games, magazines, toys, videos, and many other materials.