Science at Belmont School
Our Science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science is forever changing our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity therefore our intent is that all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and use of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Pupils will understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
As a school and in line with the National Curriculum’s expectations, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquires that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
The Science curriculum is arranged into discrete topics aimed at specific year groups (Sound, Electricity, and Plants etc.). However, during the planning process links across other subject areas are sought which are cross curricular and branch out termly. This is achieved by exploring wider scientific issues in other subject areas as well as using scientific skills and knowledge to support conceptual understanding in other areas of the curriculum.
We believe at Belmont that Science will enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena; looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They will become curious and ask questions about what they notice. Pupils will be able to talk about their ideas, ask their own questions and encounter abstract ideas and begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time. As a result, pupils will be able to draw conclusions based on their data and observations, using evidence to justify their ideas, and use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.
Senior Leadership Teams and subject leaders monitor the impact of our Science provision through completing regular monitoring, which includes listening to the voice of our pupils.