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Science

"Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration"

- Lise Meitner

Intent

At Bedgrove Junior School, we want to inspire children to question, explore and develop an understanding of the world around them, to push the boundaries of known science and perhaps consider a STEM career in later life. We aim to instil a culture that encourages curiosity and discovery through both practical enquiries and the study of scientists across the disciplines of biology, physics and chemistry. We want to create a curriculum that encourages children to learn through their mistakes and allows for the children to take the lead with scientific enquiry. We want to challenge children to explain their understanding of the world and justify what they predict, observe and conclude based on their own opportunities to experiment. Through the use of rich scientific language, we want children to develop a scientific vocabulary that is robust, useful and that will build throughout their time with us. We want children to gain understanding of the basic principles that allow them to succeed, within science, as they journey through KS2 and prepare them effectively for science learning at secondary school.

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