At Bush Hill Park we follow the new National Curriculum programmes for the study of science. The focus of our science teaching is on building the skills of scientific enquiry so that pupils learn to use various approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. All children are explicitly taught scientific vocabulary applicable to their topics.
At KS1 the principle purpose of our science teaching and learning is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking closely at the natural and man-made world around them. They are encouraged to ask questions and are supported in their development of understanding new scientific ideas.
In KS2 the pupils are encouraged to broaden their scientific view of the world through exploration, investigations and observations. They are encouraged to ask questions about their learning so that by KS2 upper they are developing a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas.
All children are taught to work ‘scientifically’, so that they develop the ability to use and apply different scientific skills during their investigations.