St George's

Church of England Primary School

Be determined and confident,

as God will be with you* as we learn,
care and share through work, play and prayer.

(*Deuteronomy 31:6)

Be determined and confident,

as God will be with you* as we learn, care and share through work, play and prayer.

(*Deuteronomy 31:6)

Science

Our Vision

All that we believe at St George’s, including our vision for Science, is underpinned by our vision statement of ‘“Be determined and confident as God will be with you”, inspiring us to learn, care and share, through work, play and prayer’.

Science teaching and learning at St George’s Primary School should ignite in children, a curiosity and wonder of the world around them.  Our vision is underpinned by the belief that the science curriculum should foster a thirst for knowledge and create a learning environment whereby children are inspired and don’t want to stop. To achieve this, children are encouraged to ask their own questions that fuel exploration, developing their ideas in a way that enables them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation. Opportunity is given to work collaboratively with different peers and to explore concepts through discussion, allowing for the application and extension of scientific vocabulary as well as demonstrating and recording their learning in a variety of ways. Practical hands-on learning drives the Science curriculum and, where possible, outdoor space is utilised in order to embed learning and allow for application of skills and knowledge. In using technology to enhance learning, we hope to nurture and develop scientific minds for both now and for the future. We believe these opportunities will create confident, analytical and inquisitive learners for life.

 

Principles of Science at St George’s C of E Primary School

These principles of Science were discussed with children and staff. We believe that Science at our school is at its best when…

We are working practically.

We utilise the whole school grounds for learning.

We are engaged, inspired and don’t want to stop.

We can remember what we have learnt.

We record our learning in a variety of ways.

We are all confident using scientific equipment.

We work with different groups and collaborate.

We have the opportunity to discover for ourselves: we ask and answer our own scientific questions and share our ideas.

We learn and can apply new scientific vocabulary.

We use technology to enhance our learning.

We can apply our learning to the world around us.