At Broughton Infant, our intention is to create scientists that love learning about the world we live in. We believe that all the children should be part of an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows them to explore, enquire and ask questions to develop their learning and the progression of their scientific thought. We want to stimulate the children's natural curiosity by providing those fundamental skills that will allow children a better understanding of science and its importance in helping to shape their everyday lives.
We intend to:
Science is taught throughout the school in weekly lessons and is delivered by class teachers. The school also follows Cornerstones which covers units of study linked to the National Curriculum and supports teachers with their lesson planning. Each of the units shows progression in the key scientific knowledge and concepts required from EYFS to Year One.
Cygnets and Ducklings
We will look at the changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.
Butterflies and Dragonflies
We are going to group a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will label and describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants. We will also be planting seeds in different conditions to see what happens!
Otters and Kingfishers
We are going to be looking at different habitats and seeing which living things live there. We will also be looking at different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
Things to explore: