Science Intent at St Paul’s Primary School
At St Paul’s Primary School, we follow the National Statutory Framework for EYFS and the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2. We teach the knowledge, skills and understanding through Biology, Chemistry and Physics. As children progress through the school so does their confidence and knowledge of how to work scientifically and how to investigate. The main focus is that of developing scientific enquiry skills which are taught throughout. This enables the children to develop their investigative skills; observing, questioning, fair testing, predicting, measuring, recording, evaluating and concluding in a variety of lessons.
Alongside this, through building up key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is happening, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes with an emphasis on evidence. Emphasis is also placed on practical science investigations to facilitate each child’s learning as this creates excitement and encourages first-hand experience, safe use of equipment, co-operation, enquiring minds, the enjoyment of discovering surprising results and the development of investigative skills.
Through our continuing emphasis on the importance of Science, both in school and around the world, our children develop a clearer understanding of how science influences and changes their lives and how it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. By the time our children leave St Paul’s they will have an understanding of; animals, plants and humans, Light, sound, electricity, forces (push, pull and magnetic) and materials. Similarly, they will have a growing knowledge of our earth; how seasons are created, how gravity works and the phases of the moon. Alongside this, the solar system is also studied.
Our School Science Ambassadors
In our school we have two Science Ambassadors from each class who will help to promote Science and will introduce new and exciting projects throughout the year. They will help to plan Science week and they will help to create exciting competitions where prizes can be won. As well as this there may be more exciting opportunities on the horizon as we join a project with an energy company in 2020! How can we help to save energy and look after our planet?
Our wonderful ambassadors are:
Year 1 -
Year 2 -
Year 3 - Bailey and Anna
Year 4 - Teagan and Alex
Year 5 - Charlie and Harley
Year 6 - Riley and Shyla
What we think about Science in our school!