Broomfield SILC


Science at Broomfield South SILC

Children are naturally curious. Science at Broomfield helps nurture this and allows pupils to explore, investigate, problem solve, experiment and ask questions.  

Those pupils on the formal curriculum have 1-2 science lessons per week. The long term plans are on a 2 year cycle so all topics can be revisited to scaffold and build on learning. Our plans meet the needs of our current cohort of pupils and are based primarily on the primary national curriculum. 

At Broomfield we provide a high quality Science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  Pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. 

We aim to help pupils: 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries 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.