Our Science Coordinator

Richard Taylor



How is Science taught at BSM?

We aim to encourage children to explore the world around them with curiosity and enthusiasm; to ask thoughtful questions and find creative and resourceful ways to find answers.  At BSM children ‘do’ Science and learn through ‘hands on’ investigations that reflect their experiences and are relevant to their environment.  Our students take their Science learning beyond the classroom!

How can you help your child?

Perhaps the most effective way to support your child’s science learning at home is to encourage them to ask questions about the world around them and support them in devising methods to find answers to their questions.  Children’s learning can also be extended by encouraging them to make observations about why things happen and how things work; this can be further supported with the use of open-ended questions.

When your child asks for explanations about how things work try using some of the following questions to encourage them to think more deeply and find the answers for themselves:

  • What do you think happened?
  • What do we know now?
  • What do you mean by...?
  • Can you explain why?
  • What might another explanation be?
  • Can you compare this with something else?
  • How is this the same or different from..?
  • What questions do you have?
  • What could we do to find out?
  • How could we test our ideas?

There is a huge amount of science that can be done using resources freely available at home. Visit the Primary Science Learning Space on the school VLE to view many videos made by our talented primary school scientists. They will provide lots of inspirational examples of how science learning can take place at home.