Statement of intent
A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should […] be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. (National Curriculum).
Science lessons in St Peter’s aim to follow the National Curriculum goals; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to ensure pupils have the opportunity to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Our curriculum also acknowledges that God is at the centre of all of our learning and all that we do. Science is one-way God has supported us to progress as human beings and through giving us this gift He has allowed us a wealth of tools to care for people now and future generations.
The aims of our curriculum are to develop pupils to:
Be curious and ask questions
Observe nature and the humanly-constructed world around them
Use scientific enquiry to answer their own questions
Use a range of scientific language to communicate ideas and findings
Perform fair practical tests
Gather and record data to help form conclusions
Identify scientific evidence to support or refute ideas and arguments
Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of the three sciences.
Understand the nature, processes and methods of science
Understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.
'Science is the greatest resource for building peace.’ – Pope Francis