At Broughton Community Schools, we aim to create scientists who love learning about the world we live in. Science teaching at Broughton Community Schools promotes investigation through observation, experimentation and recording information. We want to encourage curiosity, awe and wonder in our children which results in them asking questions and investigating to discover the answers.
Science is a core subject and is taught once a week. We believe Science is taught most effectively when children are given the opportunity to learn through first-hand experiences. Discrete Science lessons as well as short sequences of Science lessons will be taught alongside the Cornerstones curriculum to ensure we are providing all of the children with a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. Through our planning, we involve problem solving opportunities that allow children to apply their knowledge, and find out answers for themselves. Children are encouraged to ask their own questions and be given opportunities to use their scientific skills and research to discover the answers.
KS1 and KS2 progression
At Broughton Junior school, we provide a STEM club that enriches and broadens the curriculum, giving children the chance to explore subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths.
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