Here at Scott Broadwood we understand that curiosity sparks a thirst for knowledge which happens through experience of the real world - this is the foundation of our approach to Science. Sparking curiosity about the awe and wonder of the world around us through our value BELIEVE and encouraging care for the world around us through our value LOVE. Learning is hands-on and practical, often based in the outdoors and guides our children towards self-discovery within science. In this modern world, where we are faced with many global issues, Science has the power to influence a generation’s behaviours and attitudes. Our aim is to educate the children about how the world works and to give them a sense of responsibility as they move forwards in their lives to protect and respect it. At Scott Broadwood Science is meaningful and real, we aim for children to leave Scott Broadwood enthusiastic and curious learners, ready for Key Stage 2 with a secure set of scientific skills and knowledge.
We have a bespoke approach to planning our Science curriculum which is unique and allows us to use the appropriate and best resources and methods depending on what is being taught. We draw upon a range of schemes and planning, tailoring the curriculum to our local environment and context in order to maximise the opportunity for real-life learning and to take advantage of our rural setting.
We want children to recognise the importance and value of learning Science which, in turn, helps shape their values as young people growing into an ever changing world. Children enjoy learning, continue to question, they explore and make links. This makes them inquisitive and motivated learners. At Scott Broadwood, we accept that science tells us how things work but it is not always equipped to tell us why - we encourage the children to ask these ‘big questions’ and draw parallels with our R.E curriculum. Our robin mascot encourages the children to ponder life’s many mysteries.