"Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration"
- Lise Meitner
At Bedgrove Junior School we want to inspire children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the scientific world around them. We recognise how important science and scientific processes are in their everyday lives. We aim to provide them with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of our world, and to develop the skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. It is our intention to develop the natural curiosity of each child, to encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. Through the use of rich scientific language, we encourage the children to develop a scientific vocabulary that is robust, useful and that will build throughout their time with us. These skills should enable children to succeed in all key areas of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, as well as providing them with the necessary foundations upon which to build in Key Stage 3. We also aim to challenge our pupils by providing opportunities to develop life skills within science lessons, e.g. resilience, working collaboratively and reflecting critically on their learning.