At Sundridge and Brasted, we believe that a high-quality science education has the power to change the world. The aim of the science curriculum is to give pupils the knowledge they need to live as positive citizens, no matter what their background. They will make contributions to the world in order to better our planet and society. Educators should provide a rich science curriculum where pupils are able to explore and question their reality and become critical thinkers. We will give our pupils lots of opportunities for practical, hands-on experiences to make sense of the world around them in a way that fosters a curiosity and a lifelong love for the subject. We aim to inspire the next generation of scientific leaders and enable all students to make informed decisions through a variety of strategies and contribute to creating a sustainable future for our planet.
At Sundridge & Brasted, we follow the Primary Science Advisory Service (PZAZ) scheme of learning.
Our Science lessons build on skills, vocabulary and knowledge from both the previous lessons and the previous year.
We aim to make science as practical and ‘hands-on’ as we can, where possible, and endeavour to make meaningful links to other areas of our curriculum as well as real- life, giving greater depth to the learning.
Lessons are not just limited to the classroom, we make use of our outdoor area in order to maximise the children’s learning experiences. Our pupils are involved in scientific enquiry at a variety of different levels, both linked to the curriculum and in extra-curricular projects such as Forest School, Science-based assemblies, workshops and competitions. This allows the children to develop the key skills of investigation, problem-solving and team work, empowering children to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers which gives them the understanding the concepts, skills and uses of Science for both today and in the future.