St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Science represents a body of knowledge which is built up through experimental testing of ideas and which is organised in a way that makes it easy to use. It is also a methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions. Science is essential to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Aims:

Our aims in teaching Science are that all children will:

  • retain and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them
  • develop a set of attitudes which will promote scientific ways of thinking, including perseverance, objectivity and a recognition of the importance of teamwork
  • come to understand the nature of “scientific method” involving: careful observation, the making and testing of predictions, the design of fair and controlled experiments, the drawing of meaningful conclusions through critical reasoning and the evaluation of evidence
  • become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data
  • begin to build up a body of scientific knowledge and understanding which will serve as a foundation for future enquiry.
  • find science enjoyable

 

National curriculum