At Barrowcliff School we aim to develop curiosity, enjoyment, investigative skills and a growing understanding of science knowledge in pupils. We encourage an approach in which pupils raise questions and investigate the world in which they live.
Science in Early Years
Early Learning Goal – The World
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
In Early Years science opportunities are planned for within wider topics. Science opportunities also arise through child-initiated and enhancement planning.
Children have access to outside areas that incorporate aspects of the natural environment and which lends itself to investigation and exploration of the world around us.
Children in Early Years participate in Forest school sessions, led by Mrs Bairstow, our Forest School Instructor.
Using first hand experience as a starting point children are encouraged to develop scientific skills:
Science in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two
Each year group has Science topics to study. These are planned as part of wider year group topics to make learning relevant and cross-curricular. Opportunities for investigative and scientific enquiry skills are vital. We follow the North Yorkshire Science Topics.
Key Stage One
Lower Key Stage Two
Upper Key Stage Two
Scientific Enquiry is central to our teaching of Science at Barrowcliff School. Meet the superheroes that help us to identify the five different types of enquiry: