'Learning God's Way'
At St Mary’s our intent is to make all our pupils ‘Scientists’ by allowing them to investigate the world. We want to provide plentiful opportunities for them to gain knowledge about scientific concepts, famous people and theories. We want our children to develop inquisitive minds; ask questions and wonder at the world around them. Through our Science curriculum, we foster wisdom, respect, tolerance, dignity and hope to enable every child to flourish in the fullness of life.
Vocabulary Progression in Science
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Progression of Skills by strand in Science
At St. Mary's we ensure we follow the National Curriculum topics and objectives, which allow for natural progression across year groups. As teachers, we ensure, where possible, that topics fit with other areas of the curriculum and that our Science teaching fosters an interest in the children.
Science is taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in line with the National Curriculum objectives
Use of cross-curricular links wherever possible. ‘Science in the real world’
Children in KS1 receive 1.5 hours of Science per week. Children in KS2 receive up to 2 hours of Science per week. Topic may be taught in a block format where suited rather than weekly.
Reading around Science!
Here are a few books that might capture a young Scientist's interest!
STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!
Here are some interesting, child friendly, STEM websites that we recommend:
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q This website covers a range of topics that we look at in school. It includes educational videos, fun Science facts and games for you to play.
- https://code.org/ Some of the activities on this page include making a Dance Party, building worlds on Minecraft, writing a game, programming droids, Scratch and more.
- https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ The games on this website teach basic principals like coding, geology, planetary systems and more!
- https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/ NASA Space Place is a colourful and fun website that encourages you to “explore Earth and Space!” This is a great source for anyone who is fascinated with Earth and Space. The website allows you to play games, read articles, make related crafts, and explore various activities.