Brookhurst Primary School
A place to think and grow


“Science does not tell us everything that we want to know about life, or all we need to know.” – Colin Tudge, science writer

Why we teach science at Brookhurst School

Science teaches children understanding of natural phenomena and aims to stimulate their natural curiosity and encourage them to find out why things happen. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to understand the way in which science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.

“The most exciting phrase I hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…’” – Isaac Asimov, science writer

Our aims in teaching science

Through teaching science we aim to:

  1. Build on our children’s natural curiosity
  2. Know and understand the properties of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
  3. Know and understand the physical processes which can change the properties of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
  4. Know and understand the life processes of living things
  5. Stimulate them to investigate and question

We aim to develop scientific skills which include:

  1. Observing, exploring and ordering
  2. Posing questions and devising experiments to answer these questions
  3. Using equipment, including computers, correctly to test out theories, record findings and analysis data
  4. Evaluating evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately
  5. Interpreting findings critically
  6. Communicating findings