Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity.
Our Science Curriculum
It is our intent at Our Lady and Saint Edward’s to provide children with a Science curriculum that enables them to explore and discover the world around them. We aim to deliver quality teaching and learning opportunities that encourage all children to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and to develop the skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry.
We teach the National Curriculum objectives which have been organised into a year group knowledge and skills progression framework. This ensures that, within our scheme of work, skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for everybody. Where applicable, links to Science will be made to develop the children’s topical learning. Children are taught Science for approximately 2 hours per week. Children use a range of resources in practical investigative work and they are supported with key scientific language lists which they apply to their written work. Support is determined during each lesson to ensure secure understanding based on the needs of the child. Challenge is encouraged in lessons and children are asked to communicate and explain their understanding at a deeper secure level.
We prepare our children to have the knowledge and scientific vocabulary required to understand and explain the uses and implications of Science in the world today. We strive to promote transferable skills such as enquiry, observation and communication ; essential skills our children can use in all aspects of their lifelong learning.