Science Co-ordinator: Mrs M Richardson
Our curriculum is designed to develop inquisitive learners with the knowledge and skills that they need to understand and recognise the importance of Science in daily life. We want our children to develop the Scientific knowledge and skills to inspire them to explore, discover and question natural phenomena and encourage them to respect living organisms and the physical environment.
The planning and sequencing of our curriculum will enable pupils to build on previous learning and enable children to know more, remember more and do more. Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding knowledge and skills into long-term memory. As children move through the school, we have organised our topics carefully to allow children to build their knowledge within Science and through links with other subjects such as Maths, Geography and Computing.
As a Catholic school, we help our children to develop their CSPP Virtues and Values. This leads our Science curriculum to encourage learners to be curious about natural phenomena, attentive to their experiences and active by striving to change what they can for the better.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Promote enjoyment of learning through practical investigations, exploration and discussion;
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of Science enquiries that help them to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them;
- Ensure they are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future;
- Critically evaluate evidence and present scientific information systematically, clearly and accurately.