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Bapchild and Tonge

CE Primary School and Nursery

Rooted in God as our vine; we bear fruits.


Curriculum Intent

At Bapchild and Tonge CEP our vision for Science is to provide our children with a Science curriculum fit for the future. Pupils will become inquisitive, information seeking scientists. Our curriculum will enable children to become enquiry based learners collaborating through researching, investigating and evaluating experiences. Science enables pupils to explore the world around them through first hand experiences. Children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. It will provide opportunities for the critical evaluation of evidence and rational explanation of scientific phenomena as well as opportunities to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data. Children will be immersed in key scientific vocabulary, which supports in the acquisition of scientific knowledge and understanding. Science, as a subject, places no limits to knowledge or the possibility for discovery; we do not believe in putting a ceiling on our children’s learning or limiting their creativity. Children here are encouraged to question and push their learning further than they thought possible.

Curriculum Implementation

We base our science curriculum around literature for our younger children in order to foster a passion for science through a vocabulary rich approach. Learning start through first hand experiences allowing for meaningful observations to be made. As children move through the early years they will move to simple testing as well as recording observations e.g. drawings.

Following on from this in KS1 pupils access learning through the Kent science scheme, this approach enables learners to access a key list of vocabulary that can be explored through practical hands on learning.

In KS2 pupils learn through Mel Scholar Science scheme – this is the vehicle to deliver an inspiring and meaningful science curriculum. Staff are given the tools and training to deliver awe inspiring experiments which promote the acquisition of language and vocabulary.

Assessment is progressive and proportionate to the age and stage of the child and this is used to further children’s learning in a timely and purposeful manner.

The curriculum is underpinned by critical thinking embedded through questioning, throughout our science curriculum children are encouraged to push their learning further through an intrinsic motivation to find out more. 

Curriculum Impact

The impact of Bapchild & Tonge’s Science curriculum is measured through summative (end of unit assessment, knowledge organisers) and formative assessment (pupil voice, feedback in class). The Impact is measured by pupil outcomes and the passion that they show for the subject. The successful approach to the teaching of science at Bapchild & Tonge School and nursery will result in a fun, engaging, high quality science education, that provides children with the foundations for understanding the world that they can take with them once they complete their primary education.


Science Week 2023

For science week this year, we invited parents and carers in to join their children in one of their classes brilliant science lessons. There was an incredible range of investigating going on from planting new seeds to the combustion of iron wool! Parents joined us in the hall afterwards for an 'explosive' demonstration from Mrs. Hoult, our science lead, where she was able to to show just a small example of the exciting, practical and knowledge rich science curriculum that Bapchild offers to the children. Thank you to all of those who came and for your lovely comments and feedback.