Curriculum Intent for Science
The Science curriculum will excite pupil’s curiosity and increase their knowledge and understanding of the world and the processes in it.
It will enable a child to ask questions and plan investigations to find answers. It will encourage all pupils to evaluate those answers against their knowledge and experience. The science curriculum will provide the skills to enable pupils to critique and improve theirs and others methods and results in practical, relevant investigations so that they become confident and independent learners.
Science links with other subjects: art, maths, design and technology to demonstrate that the integration of all these subjects reflects what each child experiences in their present and future life.
Children will leave St Simon’s School with a passion for Science and /or a curiosity that pushes them to find out and question what is going on in the world. Questioning and independently checking on facts and assumptions will be an accepted practice. Children will have had enough experience of the five enquiry skills to use them in their future education. They will confidently use scientific vocabulary and knowledge to develop it further in secondary school and to have some understanding of what is happening in the world in terms of science.