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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust




At Bearbrook we understand the importance of Science and Scientific thinking and we try to weave this in to all that we do. This is particularly evident during our ‘Explore’ topic in Spring term when the children in each year group focus their learning on science and geography. Our Early Years team deliver an ‘in the moment’, child centred curriculum which is tailored to the children’s specific needs and interests. From Year 1 to Year 6, children are taught weekly science lessons which encompass the individual topic areas and curriculum objectives within each year group, including working scientifically skills. Teachers draw from a range of sources to plan high quality science lessons, including the Developing Experts scheme. Our lessons focus on hands on, practical science aided by the use of physical equipment, images, videos and EXPOLRIFY activities to help enhance children’s learning experiences. Each lesson includes opportunities to revisit prior learning through flashback style questions and the introduction of new vocabulary. In addition to this, we engage children in science through school trips, themed days and after school clubs.