We believe that science is central to many aspects of life and that children should be encouraged to look at the world as scientists.
Our pupils are taught a balance of scientific knowledge and essential skills as we encourage them to work scientifically in their work. This means that they learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. Through working scientifically, our pupils are encouraged to: make observations over time; seek patterns; identify, classify and group; make predictions, carry out comparative and fair tests (controlled investigations); and research using secondary sources.
We aim to embed cross-curricular opportunities within our science curriculum. Through writing explanations, reports and instructions our pupils are building on the skills taught as part of our English curriculum. They are also encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data. Making these cross curricular links puts the learning in context and gives a real life reason for writing or analysing data.
Science Bug is written on an evidence-based approach to science teaching and learning.
In order to make learning real, children need to explore, ask questions, and assess their understanding.
Science Bug is crafted on a robust teaching and learning cycle that puts children and hands-on, active learning at its heart and ensures progression for all.
In order to instill scientific confidence in children and to inspire future generations of young scientists, we need to spark their imagination and fuel their curiosity with hands-on, experiential science.