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St. Andrews CE Methodist Primary School

St Andrew’s CE Methodist Aided Primary School

 Statement of Intent

Science

Gather Data,Ask Questions, Perform Tests,

Make Observations, Use Equipment and Analyse Data

 Purpose of Study

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 world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise how to explain rationally whilst also developing excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict and analyse causes and outcomes.

 At Our School:

The St. Andrew’s Scientist is equipped with the skills to work scientifically and can communicate their findings in a variety of ways. They are curious about scientific processes and can apply a range of scientific enquiry techniques. They not only understand the science covered in the classroom but can make links with the outside world. They can  make connections across and between different curriculum areas and have a secure understanding of the content covered.

 Curriculum Rationale

  • Purposeful, hands-on and engaging learning opportunities encourage the development of scientific understanding and skills;
  • Objectives across all strands of ‘working scientifically’ revisited and embedded within and across year groups / key stages to ensure cumulative fluency of scientific enquiry, processes and methods;
  • Revisiting of content where appropriate to ensure depth of understanding;
  • Connections made within and across subject areas and to the wider world to encourage children’s scientific curiosity.

Please click here to look at our curriculum overview.

We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. At St Andrew’s the teaching of science develops in children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment.

Our Science curriculum encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Science promotes communication in a specific and precise language involving mathematical and logical thinking. It allows children to develop ways of finding out for themselves and gives them opportunity for problem solving and investigation.