The children are provided with a high quality, broad and balanced Science education which provides them with the foundations for understanding through the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Our Science curriculum starts in the Early Years Foundation Stage where children explore the world around them using a hands on approach to help them develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. They begin to understand how different plants and animals grow, including themselves. They begin to learn about different habitats and changes to the seasons in the UK. Following the interests of the child and continual assessment, we adjust our provision accordingly to ensure that they meet their end of year outcomes.
Click here to see our EYFS Science Curriculum Progression Map 2021-22
Click here to see our Science KS1 and KS2 Curriculum Progression Map 2021-2022.
- To enable pupils to see science as an exciting and motivating subject which has relevance to their everyday lives and to the past, present and future of the world.
- To develop in children a range of important scientific ideas, processes and skills:
- To think creatively, establishing links between different phenomena and experiences.
- To observe, question, predict and hypothesise, make inferences and draw conclusions.
- To plan and carry out practical investigations.
- To obtain, record, explain, evaluate and communicate scientific evidence.
- To stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them and to satisfy this curiosity through practical investigation and exploration.
- To enable children to discuss, question and understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change, impacting on the world around them.
- To encourage respect for the environment and a responsible attitude towards the natural world and its resources.
In Catholic education, we are aware that all knowledge and understanding comes from God. In Science, we will provide opportunities for pupils’ spiritual and moral development in the following ways:
- Developing a sense of awe and wonder at the created Universe.
- Co-operating with others, listening to their ideas and treating these with respect.
- Sharing tools and resources.
- Develop a respect and sense of responsibility for the environment and living things and for their own health and safety.
- Becoming aware of the environmental impact of our choices as producers and consumers.
- In older classes, beginning to discuss and become aware of current scientific issues which may have ethical and moral implications.
To enhance our Science curriculum, we study high quality texts in our English lessons. This helps us to see how we can use our Science knowledge and broaden our Scientific vocabulary.