At St Barnabas and St Paul’s, a pupil’s understanding and knowledge of Science is developed progressively by encouraging a lively and enquiring mind. The context in which Science is taught is carefully considered, enabling pupils to begin to acknowledge the relevance of the subject in the real world and make strong mathematical links. Indeed, this concept leads to the stimulation and motivation as well as the realisation of the importance of Science and Scientists in our lives at present and in the future.
The teaching of Science requires a variety of methods and strategies to be used in order to successfully deliver the National Curriculum Programmes of Study. We try hard to work scientifically and aim to ensure that the children have a deep understanding of the topic they are taught.
Teachers adapt lessons to suit the needs of the pupils and at St Barnabas and St Paul’s we pride ourselves on delivering quality science lessons which cater for all abilities.
In EYFS, Science is mainly taught through the ‘Understanding of the world’ unit from the Early Learning Goals.
Every year we celebrate National Science week by having special fun science lessons and experiments. This is normally celebrated in March with a specific theme. We pride ourselves on great achievement in science and are going from strength to strength every year, with the help of outside agencies.