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Bearbrook Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust





Curriculum Intent

At Bearbrook, we want to inspire children to question, explore and develop an understanding of the world around them. We want to provide children with a high quality science education which provides the foundations for understanding the world through scientific knowledge and skills. We believe that the purpose of education is to inspire our children to become curious learners who have the confidence to try new things and see failure as a learning opportunity. At Bearbrook, children will be given the opportunity to share and discuss their own experiences and understanding of the world, to explore this through practical, hands on science activities and then reflect on how their new learning supports or contradicts existing ideas.


Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils at Bearbrook should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. 


Curriculum Implementation

At Bearbrook we understand the importance of Science and Scientific thinking and we try to weave this into all that we do. Our Spring term is titled ‘Explore’. During this term, children focus their learning on science and geography. 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. In addition to this, we engage children in science through school trips, themed days, and after school clubs.