Our science curriculum is designed with the intent that each child at the Bentley Federation will become competent scientific thinkers and investigators who will encounter awe and wonder through first-hand scientific investigative experiences and approaches, which activate learning for all children. With great emphasis on providing children with a high-quality science education that offers the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, our curriculum design for Science across primary school promotes specific competences including knowledge, enquiry and the working scientifically based skills. Creative pathways to learning are planned for so that children can make links to prior learning and develop depth in key skills within Science that are rich, stimulating, challenging and real life with the aim of enabling children to master learning with skills, knowledge and experiences that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We should all champion primary science and our intent is to make sure that every child has a positive experience of science throughout their primary school education.

Our Science curriculum is designed to allow every pupil to:

  • Achieve the best possible outcomes whatever their starting point.

  • Enjoy their learning, engage in every lesson and feel that they have developed their knowledge and understanding.

  • Become immersed in science lessons and take ownership of their personal learning journey.

  • Connect prior learning in science and build on their depth of knowledge and progression.

  • Make cognitive links to other parts of the school curriculum.

  • Find out about significant people who have shaped scientific knowledge and understanding.

  • Scientific teaching will enable children to develop their future aspirations in terms of learning or employment.

For more information about Science at Bentley West, please read our Science policy. If you wish to know which Science topics your child will study in depth during their time with us, click the Year group overviews.

We work hard at Bentley West to make our learning engaging and memorable. We are working in partnership with STEM to develop a Science curriculum that builds conceptually and inspires our children's future career choices. Please click the link to view our children's concept maps.

We are passionate at Bentley West to ensure reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Your child will enjoy many texts during their English lessons however, we enrich our wider curriculum and topics with books and stories to promote reading for purpose and pleasure. Should you wish to look for books relating to your child's Science topic, please click the help link below.