Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ

01438 351198


Miss E Shaw

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018


"The curriculum is creatively designed and is enriched by a wide range of clubs and other activities. Pupils enjoy learning a range of subjects."


    Science is a major strength at the school, and we value investigative and problem solving skills particularly highly, as these can support us in so many other areas of the curriculum. We learn about 5 or 6 different topics each year, from animals and senses in Year 1 to evolution and electricity in Year 6. These topics build together to give us a thorough introduction to Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and help us to understand how we are affecting (and sometimes damaging) the environment around us.

    We place a lot of value on practical work, and try to use experiments and investigationsto support our learning wherever possible. This also helps us to understand what 'real' science is all about, and teaches us to think like scientists.

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  • Year 5 have been exploring different materials, grouping and classifying them in different ways, testing how they change in different situations and separating mixtures by using a variety of methods such as filtering, decanting and sieving. ... [ read more ]
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  • Year 6 have explored circuits, learning to draw and interpret circuit diagrams, testing what happens when you change specific components and designing their own experiments to test different types and lengths of wire... [ read more ]

  • Year 2 learnt about life cycles, and enjoyed watching eggs hatch in their classrooms. They learned how to care for the chicks at each stage in the first few weeks of their lives – and we were amazed by how noisy they could be when they all started cheeping at the same time! They learned lots about the way these animals develop, and used this knowledge to create lifecycle diagrams and information posters about the journey from egg to chicken... [ read more ]


  • Members of Science Club have completed a series of investigations, working towards the British Association of Science Superstar and Megastar awards [ read more ]
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