It’s all about ‘hands on’ experiences in science at Boston West Academy.
The children are encouraged to develop an enquiring mind, to hypothesise, predict and question the world around them. We develop the science curriculum across all key stages in an exciting and stimulating manner, through practical investigations/experiments.
Primary Science Quality Mark Outreach
We are delighted to have achieved PSQM Outreach, an award very few schools hold. It recognises us for excellence in science teaching and leadership as well as our commitment to sharing our expertise and leading professional development and learning in science in other schools and beyond our immediate community.
Boston West Academy (is) a school where children are active science learners, where staff work together to improve teaching and where the senior leadership encourages and values all members of the school community. The school’s vision for science, and particularly outdoor learning, has been shared widely, through courses, conferences and publications, and this has impacted on the local community and beyond.
Rolls-Royce Science Prize
We were delighted to be one of six finalists (from over 2000 initial applications) in the Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2018.
Our project was about establishing firm scientific foundations in the early years foundation stage. We believe that an explicit focus on science will not only improve children’s engagement with the subject and promote an enthusiasm for it, but will also be the tool to impact on communication and language too.
During the project, children and parents worked together to see how science is relevant in their everyday lives. We promoted an enthusiasm for the subject both at home and at school, ultimately setting the children off on a scientific journey that lasts beyond their first years at school.
Useful external websites
Please click on the buttons below to access some useful science-based websites:
We use The Association for Science Education planning matrices as a framework for our science planning. To view, please click on the link below.