At Bowlee Park we deliver a science curriculum which aims to develop children’s scientific knowledge and enables them to be curious about the world. In recognition of the high quality science teaching and learning in school we have achieved the ‘Primary Science Quality Mark’ which is awarded to schools who demonstrate excellence in primary science.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, science is delivered as part of the “Understanding the World” area of the curriculum. Science learning is planned in a cross curricular way and delivered through a variety of topic areas.
During Years 1 to 6, science is taught through weekly subject specific lessons. Wherever possible, links are made between science and other subjects, particularly literacy, maths, DT and ICT. Activities are planned to cover the relevant key science skills and knowledge for each year group, with particular importance placed on children working practically so that they can make discoveries for themselves. By the end of key stage 2, children are able to plan, carry out, write up and evaluate full science investigations.