Science

At Burton Green Primary School, we believe that Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena, allowing children to be curious and to discover. We encourage children to ask ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ and develop a lively interest in the subject. 

In Early Years, our naturally inquisitive students will learn through indoor and outdoor provision, as well as time in Forest Schools. They will make observations, read stories, ask questions and experiment, talking about things that they have found. 

In Key Stage One, children will build on their knowledge, learning about plants, animals, materials, habitats and the weather. Science is explored in a hands-on way, making learning memorable and fun for all learners. Children will develop scientific enquiry skills and complete investigations- choosing to use appropriate equipment and comparing variables. 

In Key Stage Two, children further their knowledge and skills, exploring chemistry, biology and physics in new and exciting ways. Children are introduced to forces, electricity, light, sound and evolution, discovering how and why things work and become more independent in their investigation. Children design their own enquiry, talk about dependent and independent variables and decide on the optimum ways to display their results. 

We strive for science to be practically taught and loved by all children and staff at our school, building children’s awareness of the world and the way things work. The curriculum is progressive and each year, every child is given the opportunity to build on their prior knowledge and have the skills they need to find success. Scientific enquiry skills are taught in every lesson to allow pupils to master each skill then showcase them independently.

Our school works with STEM ambassadors around the UK to introduce our children to real life scientists and give them an understanding of science in careers. We firmly believe that STEM is for everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social-economic background. We celebrate ‘Science Week’ and love to have visitors to talk about Science! 

To find out about the Primary National Curriculum for Science, please click here

Check out our amazing Science activities!

We’ve been exploring conkers and acorns and looking closely at their similarities and differences #BGScience 🦔

Today was the day! Our flowers had been in the press for 3 weeks, so we unscrewed the lid, carefully peeled back the paper and stuck them into our nature diary! We looked closely at the petals and one Hedgehog used watercolours in their observational painting! #BGScience 🦔

We're getting so good at learning within our provision too! #BGExtra #BGscience #BGreading

Then later this afternoon we used our science provision to independently sort, write, paint and explore BBC Bitesize to classify animals! #BGscience

Today in Science we were classifying animals and learning about their distinguishing characteristics. Ask us about mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds! #BGscience

We've really enjoyed investigating the amount of fat in different foods this afternoon #BGScience

We found some flowers outside today and had a go at pressing them so we can keep them forever 🌺 we can’t wait to see how they’ve dried in a few weeks! #BGScience 🦔

Some of us took on the challenge of building a boat and hoping it floats! #BGscience

In Science today we learnt about the famous botanist Jane Colden. We were then inspired to find plants in our local environment and sketch accurate drawings to catalogue them #BGScience

This week the Tiny Toadstools have been learning about boats. We have enjoyed looking at the different shapes and sizes, we then extended this further to use our own materials to create a boat! We have also explored how different objects sink and float! #BGEYFS #BGScience #BGArt

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