‘Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known’
At St Anne’s, we recognise the importance of offering a high-quality Science Curriculum that provides the children with both the knowledge and the skills that they need to be successful at school and in the wider world. We have worked hard to develop a culture where the children can be naturally curious, ask questions and to suggest answers to these.
The Science learning at St Anne’s is fun, child-centred and interactive and allows the children to make links across the curriculum and to their own lives.
The road map demonstrates the science curriculum as it progresses through the school from Reception to Year 6.
The children are provided the key knowledge they need and we follow the National Curriculum objectives to support teaching and learning. We ensure that there is clear progression in vocabulary and that we carefully build on prior learning. We aim to allow the children to understand the world around them whilst giving them the skills and knowledge to think like a scientist.
We believe children should be given the skills to work like a scientist and we have an emphasis on ‘working scientifically’. We deepen the understanding of knowledge that the children have through the use of scientific enquiry skills. The children are regularly given the opportunity to answer scientific questions through experiments, investigations and through real -life experience. We believe it is important to teach the children these key skills and to use these experiences to consolidate the Scientific knowledge that they are learning. At St Anne’s we use TAPS as a way of assessing and evaluating the scientific skills the children have learnt.
The children are taught to develop and deepen these scientific enquiry skills throughout their Science learning:
– Ask questions and plan an enquiry
– Set up enquiries
– Observe and measure
– Interpret and report