Our vision and intent
At West Bridgford Infant School, Science is a time to foster and nurture the children’s natural curiosity, build resilience and encourage teamwork, linking to our school 'Shine Brightly' themes. It is a part of the curriculum that enables our children to make sense of the world around them through exploration, investigation and discovery.
Children ask questions and learn how they can be answered through different types of enquiry. They make careful observations and undertake practical experiments to investigate questions they pose. They predict and then explore questions on a number of topics. They seek to collaborate and work co-operatively with their peers, exploring how things work. Their focus is not only on the end result, but also the process they took to reach their end result.
Science activities are carefully planned following the Early Years Statutory Framework, enhanced by Development Matters in the Early Years, as well as the National Curriculum in KS1. Science is blocked into half-termly topics and meaningful links are made to other curriculum areas where appropriate. During the school year we plan educational visits to enhance key areas of scientific learning. They have the opportunity to experience new environments that fascinate and create awe and wonder.
llows for misconceptions and gaps to be addressed immediately.