Primary Science Overview
At Al Basma British School the science curriculum aims to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. This is developed through different types of science enquiry that help pupils to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
We believe that children learn through doing and that their learning should link to real life experiences. Each topic that the children cover contains investigations and enquiries that challenge the children’s way of thinking and give them the ability to problem solve which is an important skill to develop at a young age. Collaboration is another key skill that children develop in science lessons at Al Basma by sharing ideas, working with peers and completing group projects.
At Al Basma, children receive two 40 minute lessons of science per week.