‘It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree – make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.’
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.
Science, as a core subject, is taught weekly as a stand alone subject, to ensure full coverage of the curriculum, We do make links with other subjects wherever possible. The topics taught each half term are shown on our school long term plan.
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.
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!