‘Science consists of observing the world by watching, listening and recording. Science is curiosity in thoughtful action about the world and how it behaves.’ Nasa Science
At St George’s Science is one of our core subjects alongside English and Maths. Our Science curriculum fosters children’s natural curiosity starting with our very youngest pupils in our EYFS class. We aim to deliver an exciting and stimulating Science curriculum which encourages children to be inquisitive and develop transferable skills and a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.
We encourage children to discover, make links and pose questions ensuring that our pupils develop an understanding of the implications and uses of Science now and in the future.
The National Curriculum Programme of study for Science explains the statutory learning objectives and topics studied in Years 1 to 6.
Through our carefully planned curriculum, Science lessons are sequenced to ensure children build on prior learning and wherever possible learning experiences are practical to engage children in hands on learning. Our teaching ensures pupils regularly engage with Scientific learning across the full range of enquiry types as they develop their core knowledge and skills.
At St George’s, children’s social, moral, cultural and spiritual development underpins our Science curriculum. Science teaching is invaluable in developing children as confident, informed future global citizens who are able to lead an active life in an ever changing world.
Science at St George’s strongly engages with the following SMCS aims
- sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
- use of imagination and creativity in their learning
- willingness to reflect on their experiences.
- ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
- understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
- interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
Science Curriculum Planning overviews
We’ve been exploring the changing seasons and harvesting and tasting our plums.
Blue print for success!
Following in the footsteps of astronomer John Herschel, across school the children had the chance to make Cyanotype photograms, the earliest form of photography. They created their image and then transferred it to the cyanotype photography paper. It was a rather cloudy day but around half an hour later the children could see that the paper around their image had turned from green to blue. This is where the phrase ‘blue print’ originally came from.
Action against Climate Change
As a school we understand the importance of looking after our planet and by making just small changes we can help to look after the Earth for generations to come.
After a very informative worship about the impact of climate change we made a pledge as a school to try and make a small change at home that will help our planet, things such as walking to school each day, having nights where we don’t watch the television and making sure we recycle are some of the great ideas the children generated.