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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future

Science

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the worlds future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

We provide engaging hands on, open ended activities which build on previous experiences and knowledge and are centred in real and relevant contexts. We encourage children to ask questions and devise ways of discovering the answers. We ensure our lessons are accessible and engaging for all by providing support and challenge as appropriate. 

 

SCIENCE IS GOOD IN OUR SCHOOL WHEN

 

  1. Teachers are enthusiastic about teaching science 
  2. Pupils ask questions to deepen their learning and understanding
  3. It is related to real life, enabling children to make connections using elements of STEAM
  4. Children work together and share ideas.
  5. Staff share good practice.
  6. We have fun and exciting events such as trips and shows
  7. Science Investigation Bags are used in each class to inspire home investigations
  8. We have STEAM days 
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