Science at BPA
At BPA, we strive for every child to achieve their full potential. We use the Focus ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum to plan Science lessons. The breadth of the curriculum allows children to explore and develop a high level of skill. Through thorough planning, practical lessons, and teacher knowledge, we aim to provide outstanding teaching to inspire children.
At BPA, we are aware that all children may not have access to certain experiences. We try to plan fun weeks, events and trips to create enthusiasm for learning and link these to our school values.
The curriculum is based on good, high quality resources which are regularly organised and audited. The Learning Challenge curriculum has a strong focus on enquiry, with every lesson and half-term built around a key question. Teacher expertise, including the skill of creativity, is woven into the curriculum to make it enjoyable for the children. Specialist teachers and outside agencies share good practise, ensuring learners receive the best.
BPA has a Science Policy and a Science Action Plan, which outlines development opportunities and displays clear links to the School Development Plan.
Impact on the curriculum is monitored through triangulation of outcomes: Pupil voice, data outcomes, planning, monitoring of books and displays, lesson learning walks, discussions with teaching staff, pupils and parents.
Pupils, parents and staff are consistently and regularly consulted about the curriculum and the impact that it makes.
The desired outcomes of the curriculum will ensure that pupils are well rounded students ready to embark on high school education. They will be equipped with the foundations and skills to achieve success in later education. Pupils will have an understanding of what they are good at and have developed skills to face their challenges. Our attainment at the end of EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is in line with or above those of Ealing and the national average.