At Eaton Bray Academy, we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the future’s prosperity.

All pupils at Eaton Bray Academy are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. Most of all, they are encouraged to develop a curiosity and excitement about natural phenomena.

Our school has excellent outdoor facilities for science, including pond, nature trail, forest school area and allotments which allow children to have meaningful real life ‘hands on’ experiences.  

‘Working scientifically’ is embedded within the subject’s content whereby pupils focus on key features of scientific enquiry so that they learn a variety of approaches to answer scientific questions. These types of scientific enquiry will include:

  • Observing over time

  • Pattern seeking

  • Classifying and grouping

  • Comparative and fair testing

  • Research using secondary sources

Principles of Teaching Science

We believe that every lesson should be:

An Overview


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