Science at St Paul's aims to provide the children with the opportunity to explore and understand the world around us through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics - fulfilling the Primary National Curriculum 2014.
Much of our science is taught through Cornerstone's, which enables the the children to learn across topic, making links with other subjects wherever possible. This is shown on our school long term plan. Where the Cornerstone's material does not lend itself to a specific scientific focus, science will be taught discretely on a weekly basis to ensure coverage of the curriculum.
The core approach taken with this subject is that children develop the ability to question, predict, think, investigate and report as routine. These key scientific skills are embedded in the science teaching undertaken and are crucial for the children to take their understanding and enjoyment through to secondary school and beyond . The emphasis is on the practical nature of the subject. The aim is very much learning through hands on investigation.
Mrs Sykes is the Science Coordinator in school. She is supported by Mr Pratt and Mrs Byrne.
If any parents could offer any expert support in school with Science by sharing their real-life experiences, we would love to hear from you!