A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
Our teachers instil in pupils a positive attitude to science learning within our classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils come to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. The science education at our school embeds in our children an understanding of the five types of Scientific enquiry: research, fair testing, identifying and classifying, pattern seeking, and observation over time.
By frequently engaging in Scientific enquiry, our pupils learn that science is not merely knowledge about the world, but rather, a method of thinking that allows us to seek the answers to questions regarding our place in this world and beyond. Pupils learn to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Pupils utilize a range of methods to communicate scientific data and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including models, diagrams, graphs and charts.
At St. Augustine’s CE Primary School, we strive to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide bestows in our children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.