The Curriculum promotes a science education which provides a foundation for understanding the world around us through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It is true that science changes the world and is vital to our future prosperity. At St. Andrew’s we believe that children should be encouraged to embrace the power of rational thinking and explanation. We aim to provide lessons that foster children’s curiosity, wonder and excitement!
The children learn through a range of approaches within science and within each lesson, the children ‘work scientifically’ through exploration, research, fair testing, observing over time, identifying and classifying and pattern seeking.
At St. Andrews, we believe that through delivering subjects within real life contexts, children learn best and remember learning experiences. We ensure that our resources are stimulating and that each child has a purpose for their investigation in each new topic in Science; this empowers the children to lead their own learning and become masters of each subject.
The Curriculum promotes visiting local areas, viewing and doing to ensure that children's learning is brought to life.
Children in Reception class have recently visited the Science Museum and the children in Year 6 will be visiting the Natural History Museum in February to take part in a workshop on Darwin and evolution.