Science teaching and learning at Mary Bassett School aims to unleash the scientist within every pupil. The world we live in is filled with opportunities for children to investigate, question, observe and learn. Teachers carefully plan learning opportunities to develop children’s skills to pursue these opportunities in a way that suits the scientist within them, allowing them to truly understand the science behind how things works. There are various approaches that encourage scientific thinking and curiosity. One of these is a versatile branch of science called STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) in which children solve real-life problems and investigations which encourages critical-thinking. At Mary Bassett School, children are exposed to regular STEAM oriented learning opportunities which develop their social interaction, team building, planning and observational skills alongside those relating to scientific development. Children also learn how to plan and conduct fair experiments, empowering them to test out their own thoughts and ideas in a scientific way.
Areas of scientific knowledge are linked to the learning themes explored in each year group, which allows opportunities for cross curricular study as well as independent exploration of different scientific areas. As children progress through the curriculum they learn more about scientific concepts using a variety of exciting approaches such as drama, music and art to further support understanding. The scientific opportunities available to our Mary Bassett scientists will support them to view the world in a different way, allowing them to face challenges and opportunities with an inquisitive and scientific mind.
Curriculum coverage for Science learning opportunities is documented below. The progression of children's skills and knowledge in Science is outlined in MBLS Learning Scale. If you have any queries regarding how any aspect of Science is taught in your child’s year group then please contact their class teacher in the first instance.
Science teaching at The Mary Bassett Lower School is coordinated by Miss Elwood.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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