St. Peter’s Mission Statement
One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God.
St. Peter’s Science Curriculum Statement
A child at St. Peter’s, when studying science, will be curious and inquisitive, asking questions and discovering answers. They challenge ideas and reach new or unknown conclusions. They are prepared to challenge the norm and think creatively to recognise that science is a fluid knowledge and we are always evolving our ideas.
The aim of the science curriculum at St. Peter’s is to raise children’s aspirations.
- To develop scientific knowledge
- To understand and develop the skills of being a scientist
- To recognise enquiry is a key skill to becoming a scientist
- To explain results
- To use research skills to find answers and raise questions
The science curriculum will recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the children’s various starting points and concurrently provide opportunities to broaden and enrich their horizons.
- To provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced and allows for progression year on year.
- When possible St Peter’s ensures that science has a high profile through science weeks
- Science week will be planned whenever possible during the dates provided by British Science Week
- Science is celebrated across the school through photos, special assemblies, ‘Wow Work’ and head teacher awards.
The structure of the science curriculum is informed by both professional research and the context, needs and interests of the children.
- The school uses the ‘Big Questions’ as their starting point to ensure curriculum coverage as well as the working scientifically skills. The science leader ensures that the curriculum is planned so that there is progression across the school.
- Topics are revisited but are being taken to the next level. This is checked by linking to the National Objectives and the ‘Big Questions.’ Teachers assess the children’s ‘Working Scientifically Wheels’ at the back of the children’s books throughout the lesson.
- The school uses their own creative scheme of work and working scientifically wheels
- Detailed lesson plans show continuity and progression from year to year.
Connections and links within and across the science curriculum will be made to promote and support learning. The curriculum will develop children as lead learners by developing inquisitive and curious minds and by providing them with opportunities to crucially reflect.
- Wherever possible science links are made through all areas of the curriculum and this can be seen in planning across the school.
- Wider reading around science subjects is encouraged and books are available with each topic area, both fiction and non- fiction
- KS2 guided reading is focused, for one week, on the science topic for that term
- At the beginning of each lesson, teachers are advised to chat about events happening now that are linked to science. This ensures the children’s cultural capital is developed
Science Week 2021
During 7th - 11th June 2021, we had a St. Peter’s Science Week dedicated to the ‘Magic of Science.’ We investigated why colour changes when you add vinegar, made circuits to make our own wands, created our very own fizzy lemonade and much, much more!
Have a look at some of our pictures from throughout the week! We all had a very ‘magical’ time!
Long Term Plan and Working Scientifically Coverage