Subject Lead: Mr Gilhooly
It is our intention here at St. Stephen's that the Science we deliver develops all young people to have a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences.
When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. As children progress through school, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions.
Each unit has an accompanying knowledge organiser which is used to help reinforce the key knowledge for each unit as set out in the Science National Curriculum.
The knowledge organisers help our children to consolidate and retain the Science knowledge they have learnt and also reinforce key scientific vocabulary from each unit.
Our Science scheme of work ensures that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the Science National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2.
Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science.
Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of science involves the following:
Our intent in science is to encourage and ignite curiosity in children so that they confidently ask questions that fuel explorations and investigations about the world that we live in. At St. Stephen's we aim to inspire and excite our children through our practical and exciting curriculum.
At St. Stephen's we:
Science in Action