Science

The teaching of Science in St Marys follows the National Curriculum 2014 guidelines. The Science curriculum is delivered in a way that builds on and reinforces previous experiences.

At St Marys one week per academic year is dedicated solely to Science. During this week, lessons are planned with a focus upon fun and hands-on activities linked to a whole school theme. The children learn aspects of Science through fascinating, entertaining and engaging activities and events across the school. In addition, visitors are invited to come into school to work with the children and school trips are organised to stimulate hands on learning in an engaging environment.

Key Stage 1

The children are encouraged to develop their own appreciation of scientific ideas by answering their own questions, observing changes over time, grouping and classifying things and carrying out simple tests. Children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. The children are encouraged to begin to use scientific language to talk about what they have found. Within key stage one learning about science is through the use of first-hand practical experiences supported by appropriate secondary sources.

Key Stage 2

The principal focus of Science teaching in Key Stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them and to develop a deeper understanding of the scientific skills needed. Within Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to design their own investigations, they should ask their own questions about what they observe and then select the most appropriate ways to answer these questions. Children are also encouraged to use scientific vocabulary; firstly to discuss what they have discovered and then later to write about what they have found out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Victoria Rd,

Newton-le-Willows,

Merseyside, WA12 9RX

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