Mrs Catherine Parker - Head Teacher


Science Leader: Mrs Higham

We are committed to making sure that we develop a clear aspirational vision for science for all pupils. Last year, we worked on developing the teaching and learning in science in order to achieve our Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). 

We have set out some basic principles for the teaching and learning of science in our school- these are attached- these will be evident in how science looks in our school. Science in Early Years is covered in the 'Understanding the World' area of the EYFS curriculum. It is introduced indirectly through activities that will encourage your child to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions, and talk about the world around them. Please see the Primary Science Overview for details of the units of work that will be taught across KS1 and KS2 in science.

We have staff training to develop our teaching and planning of science throughout the school. We regularly plan a variety of enrichment activities that take place throughout the year including visitors, workshops, themed days/weeks, the science fair and a range of competitions. 

As part of our science learning, there is a large emphasis on 'working scientifically' where the children will have the opportunity to take part in investigations looking at the plan- do- review cycle- see attached. 

School achieved the PSQM in July 2022. 

Our report shared the following comments:

'It has been a pleasure to witness the passion and enthusiasm the school have for science. The evidence submitted paints a picture of a rapidly improving science provision at Broadbent Fold Primary and Nursery and for that the school should be commended on. The passion and dedication the school have given to improving the teaching and learning of science is clearly evident. Well done! You have clearly worked incredibly hard this year to develop the quality of science teaching and learning at Broadbent Fold Primary and Nursery School. It is clear that significant progress has been made against each one of the PSQM criteria – well done.

Congratulations to all at the school – you should be very proud of all that has been accomplished'