Science at Blackgates Primary School is a hands-on, creative and practical learning experience where children are encouraged to be inquisitive about the world around them. Through exciting experiences, the children are asked to carry out investigations which promote questioning skills and independent thinking. We believe that through active learning children develop independent thinking skills which promote their resilience, and ask them to challenge their own original thoughts thus improving their independence. We believe that it is imperative that all children achieve each strand of the science curriculum and we have therefore implemented a small group intervention to support all children to reach their potential. We recognise that science plays an important role in developing discussion, promoting debate, making observations over time and measuring with accuracy, and therefore believe that every child should be as engaged as possible in the subject.