Belmore Primary Academy


At Belmore, the purpose of Science is to encourage children to develop an excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena through teacher-led discovery of scientific concepts. Children are given an opportunity to ask ‘big questions’ about the world, and answer their own queries through practical opportunities of discovery.

We are trialling a more investigative approach to teaching Science where each lesson starts with a question that the pupils will be able to answer confidently by the end of the lesson. This may be through teacher led investigative enquiries or through pupils being able to investigate key science questions through their own investigations that they have to report back to the rest of the class.

To celebrate British Science Week which is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages, all the pupils at Belmore carried out a range of experiments and activities to develop their scientific knowledge and investigative skills. Every year group carried out different experiments which were recorded in class scrapbooks. The Pupil Learning Community judged the scrapbooks and 4 winners were chosen:

  • Reception
  • Squirrel class
  • 4PW
  • 5S

It was a great success and the whole school really enjoyed becoming investigative scientists, check out our Science Newsletter below.