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Science St Pauls

To encourage a healthy curiosity in our children about our universe and promote respect for the living and non-living. We believe Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, values and positive attitudes to learning.

 

We are Scientists.

Be like a Scientist. We are theory testers, experimenters, evaluators.

 

The Science taught in the school is based on the National Curriculum objectives and a skills progression. Pupils receive 1.5 hours of Science per week which will focus on learning Science knowledge, vocabulary and investigative skills.

 

INTENT

At St Paul's, we will foster a love of Science, imbuing pupils with a sense of wonder, fascination and curiosity about their world, that stimulates them to ask higher order questions.​

Staff will have high expectations for pupils' progress in Science, encouraging them to take risks in their learning and develop a growth mindset​

We will inspire all children, including SEND and disadvantaged pupils,  to develop knowledge and understanding of processes associated with biology, chemistry and physics.​ They will apply knowledge to understand the world around them.​

Pupils will understand and apply methods of scientific investigation.​ They will know current uses of science in the real world and consider future implications.​ Children will retain and recall scientific vocabulary. ​

Our Christian values underpin all aspects of our teaching and learning. The school values are embedded into every Science lesson.

 

IMPLEMENTATION

We aim to promote pupils’ enjoyment and enthusiasm for the subject through practical activity, exploration, enquiry and discussion. We use a hands-on approach involving  practical work and investigations.​ Staff use questioning, including open ended questions, to encourage pupils to investigate, explain or reason.​Research tasks are provided to broaden knowledge using texts and the internet.​ Role play, songs, games and quizzes are used to engage pupils.​ Learning outcomes are recorded in a variety of ways including diagrams, posters, written reports, result tables, Venn diagrams.​There are frequent opportunities for pair and group activities, as well as opportunities for outdoor learning, trips and visits. ​

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