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Science at Bolton-by-Bowland Primary School


Curriculum Intent


We aim to create a positive attitude towards science and believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. We ensure that the working scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout their school career so that they can use equipment, conduct experiments, build arguments and explain concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.




We ensure that the children are active learners and therefore we encourage them to observe, experience, question and make connections to find answers about the world they live in.

We help children to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including:


–          observing changes over a period of time,

–          noticing patterns,

–          grouping and classifying things,

–          carrying out simple comparative tests,

–          finding things out using secondary sources of information.


Children are also encouraged to use scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. We provide first-hand practical experiences, but we also use appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos.