Borrowdale CE Primary School
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Science is an exciting and dynamic subject and we aim to reflect this in its teaching. We view our planning and delivery of the science curriculum in a way that makes use of a multi-disciplinary and cross-curricular approach. Through practical activity and application we aim to make science education at Borrowdale interesting and engaging for pupils and teachers.


Science teaching in our school ensures that all children:

  • 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.


Through discussion, observation and practical activities, we seek to build on children's existing scientific ideas and thinking, giving them a clear understanding of basic scientific phenomena. Scientific skills such as measuring, observing, recording, questioning and explaining are developed through a range of practical tasks, related whenever possible to the everyday world.


Science equipment is used alongside computers to record and interpret data. Children extend their knowledge and understanding of phenomena associated with plants and animals, materials and physical processes such as light and sound. They use skills developed in English and Maths to present and communicate their ideas and feelings. Throughout our Science teaching in school, we would expect children to enjoy themselves, show curiosity, perseverance, self-discipline and ingenuity whilst learning to work with others, developing respect for the environment and being aware of their own health and safety.