At St Louis Catholic Primary School, we understand the importance of a high-quality science education which equips pupils with the scientific knowledge and skills they need to begin to explore and understand the world. We aim to develop in our children a sense of excitement and curiosity for science by delivering an engaging curriculum with a ‘hands-on’ enquiry-based approach. This will lead to concrete experiences which children can draw on to expand their own understanding of more abstract concepts.
We help to foster and nurture the children’s ability to work in a scientific manner and genuine curiosity and interest in the world around them. We then scaffold an develop skills which enable them to explore new things. This will enable our pupils to become inquisitive and independent lifelong learners, discovering and making sense of their world.
Our curriculum has been developed to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum for science. We ensure that pupils’ learning is progressive. This means that learning is built upon a strong foundation developed in the EYFS and is appropriately sequenced year on year to develop both scientific skills and knowledge acquisition throughout KS1 and right through to the end of KS2.
Lessons include practical investigations and problem solving activities which sit alongside subject specific knowledge about the world around us. These elements are individually key but also intertwined and stitched together cohesively to ensure that learning is meaningful and memorable. Children are given the opportunity to work practically through ‘hands-on’ experiences to create the concrete foundations, which they can draw on and apply to abstract concepts.
Children will learn how to make observations, carry out fair experiments using appropriate scientific methods, make predictions, evaluate, and analyse their findings. Resources used are engaging and carefully considered in order to be appropriate for, and to maximise the learning potential of, all children.
More details on our Science Curriculum (Please click the links below to access the documents)
Science - Progression