At St Margaret's we believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children. We are preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world while fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.
Our children learn science in ways that are imaginative, purposeful, well managed and enjoyable. We give clear and accurate teacher explanations and offer skilful questioning.
In KS1 and KS2 science is learned in units through a combination of whole class teaching, group and individual work. Where possible our science teaching is linked with the class topic to provide a more broad and balanced approach to teaching and learning.
Scientific skills are at the core of teaching and learning in science.
Teachers will enable the pupils to have the skills of observe, describe, explain.
Through the EYFS Framework pupils will explore the world around them, with specific science work covered through the area of learning ‘Understanding the World’.
Our science curriculum provides our children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further. It ensures pupils develop positive attitudes to science, building on their natural curiosity. It enables our children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.