Vision for Science – Miss E. Bloomer

At Cotteridge Primary School science is a time for us to harness children’s natural excitement and curiosity and inspire them to explore the world around them while developing their skills as young scientists.

We believe that scientific enquiry is one of the most powerful ways to learn; encouraging curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging what we know about the world. We strive to make science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving our learning meaning.

Through a range of engaging topics such as The Human Body, Plants, Keeping Healthy, The Earth, Moon and Sun, and many others, children are given the opportunity to use a wide-range of resources to lead their learning and make their own discoveries. We are committed to building their scientific skills around enquiry and providing our young scientists with opportunities to predict, plan, test and record their ideas before drawing conclusions on their discoveries.

We aim to nurture a love for the natural world and an excitement for future possibilities in science. As such, lessons aren’t just limited to the classroom…we make use of our fantastic outdoor classroom area in the Orchard in Cotteridge Park, and trips including the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Wildlife Park and National Space Centre provide further opportunity to enrich learning. Visitors are also invited in to speak to the children; sparking ambition, boosting their Science Capital and inspiring possible future careers in science.

At Cotteridge children and staff believe…