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Science

'Impossible' is not a scientific word -
Vanna Bonta

'I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.' 
-Thomas Edison

“Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination.” – Jonah Lehrer

Science has changed our lives and it is vital to the world's future prosperity.  At Booth Wood we provide  high quality Science education which ensures the foundations for understanding the world through the specific scientific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 

All pupils are taught essential aspects of Science; knowledge, methods, processes and use of science. We encourage pupils to recognise the power of explanation and to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils are also encouraged to understand how science can be used to predict how things will behave and to analyse causes.

Intent

It is our intention in science at Booth Wood to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences. When planning for thescience curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading tothem being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carryingout fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. Each science unit has an accompanying knowledge mat which can be used to help reinforce the key knowledge for each unit as set out in the science national curriculum. The knowledge mats help children to consolidate and retain the science knowledge they have learnt and also reinforce key scientific vocabulary from each unit. The Science bug scheme of work ensuresthat children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadthof the science national curriculum for KS1 and KS2.