Our science curriculum aims to prepare pupils for the wider world. We strive to ensure that the lessons we deliver provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics that the pupils have the skills to engage with the knowledge and recognise where it fits in the wider world. We believe in the curious child and encourage our pupils to ponder, ask questions and find out answers for themselves, reflecting on that which they have discovered. The knowledge they acquire is deepened through the use of essential scientific enquiry skills and working scientifically is a core feature of our science curriculum.

Pupils tackle problems, forming questions, generating and testing ideas and designs and deciding how to seek solutions. They gather and make sense of evidence, test out hypotheses and evaluate processes and outcomes. They learn the possibilities of science, design and technology, inspiring them to become the scientists, engineers, designers and innovators of the future and how to be informed citizens responsive to the needs of others and the world in which they live.

Enrichment of the curriculum, including Science visits beyond the classroom and visitors to the school, are used to support the children’s learning in Science and also give children the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained. These experiences have included trips for example to: The Natural History Museum, Sutton Ecology Centre and the Science Museum.

Brookfield Science Curriculum Overview and Progression Map

National Curriculum for Science