Bonneville Primary School understands the need for all pupils to develop their Scientific ability as an essential component of all subjects and as a subject in its own right. A good understanding of scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding helps to support pupils work across the curriculum.

Science Aims

At Bonneville Primary School Science is a body of knowledge built up through experiments and testing of ideas. Science is also a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying to process skills.

Our teaching and learning

Science teaching at Bonneville Primary School involves adapting and extending the curriculum to match all pupils’ needs. Where possible, Science will be linked to class topics. Science will also be taught as discrete units and lessons where needed to ensure coverage.

We provide this in a number of ways. The teaching includes careful questioning and opportunities to learn through exploration. Throughout the year we have school trips and exciting visitors to stretch the learning experiences of all year groups. We also identify gifted and talented children who are provided with extra challenges including trips to other schools to experience higher level thinking on and around Science learning.


Teachers plan to suit their children’s interests, current events, their own teaching style, the use of any support staff and the resources available.