At St Augustine’s we want our children to be naturally curious and care about the world around them. Our curriculum has been developed to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder. We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning experience. We intend to use as many opportunities as possible for the children to practically investigate, test, observe and model scientific phenomena. We recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life, with links to all other areas of the curriculum and global issues both current and future as stewards of God’s creation. As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence that it requires.
Our science teaching will offer opportunities for children to:-
- Develop enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
- 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 answer scientific questions about the world around them;
- Be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
- Develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge.
- Use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
- Develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety