Being a Scientist

Being a Scientist at Blackhorse Primary


Intent (What we are trying to achieve):

A Champion Scientist at Blackhorse uses their curiosity to develop the skills to: ask questions, make predictions and test answers in a variety of ways; about the constantly changing world around us. They develop scientific knowledge about the impact of science on our lives today, and how it shapes our future. Champion Scientists use their skills and knowledge to solve problems.


Implementation (What we are focusing on improving):

At Blackhorse, the focus of being a scientist this year is working scientifically. If learners can use and identify the correct type of scientific enquiry to frame their learning, then then they understand the discreet skills which a scientist uses.


Impact (How we will know if we've been successful):

Talking to focus groups of learners throughout the year about their learning, helps us to evaluate their scientific ‘knowledge of’ and ‘know how’.


Blackhorse Head Scientists: Emma Coode (Y2)




The knowledge part of science is also taught within our enquiry based learning but they follow the 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study objectives - see below.

Scientists in Action