Science at Benyon
We aim to nurture children's curiosity, so that they become the critical thinkers, explorers and scientists of the future; through opportunities to work practically and collaboratively, whilst developing their understanding of scientific principles, enabling them to make sense of and question the world around them.
- Children think and develop their own investigations (exploring their own ideas and asking questions).
- Children use scientific language to explain their understanding.
- Children use their previous knowledge and own experiences.
- Children have opportunities to investigate during hands-on activities.
- Children use scientific resources and equipment.
- All children are involved and work collaboratively.
- Children learn from science professionals.
- Children draw their own conclusions.
In EYFS, one of the 7 areas of learning is 'Understanding the World'. At Benyon, children in EYFS are encouraged to take risks and explore their surroundings. By doing this, children foster a natural curiosity about the world around them and begin to ask questions, make observations and explain why some things may occur.
KS1 and KS2
In KS1 and KS2, children have 2 science lessons per week. Children progress through the National Curriculum, covering biology, chemistry and physics.
Curriculum overview for years 1-6:
Science Catalyst Competition
The children were challenged to create their own science experiment at home for a chance to win a home science kit. We had lots of brilliant entries, which are shown below.
A big well done to Jayden (YR5) for winning!
Science Selfie Competition
During lockdown, it was lovely to see children participating in science and posting it on Twitter or PurpleMash.
Here is some of the fantastic work.