ST PETER’S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
“The important thing is to never stop questioning” – Albert Einstein
At St Peter’s Primary School, we aim to foster children’s innate curiosity and desire to gain a deeper understanding of the world surrounding them. We allow children to create and ask their own questions and search for answers expanding their scientific knowledge and skills through hands on experimentation and investigation. Children at St Peter’s have a passion for science due to their ownership of this curriculum area. They are equipped with the investigative skills to delve deeper into concepts in both the natural and physical world.
We follow the national curriculum for science and teach three strands of Science: Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Children will have the opportunity to access science and extend learning through the 5 strands of scientific enquiry:
- observation over time
- pattern seeking
- identifying, classifying and grouping
- fair test
Children will develop skills in presenting their findings clearly, precisely and coherently, both verbally and written and will use scientific vocabulary and diagrams.
As well as drawing conclusions, using data analysis and summarising scientific concepts.
It is our aim that children leave our school with a well-rounded view of the scientific world; with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to continue exploring using their natural inquisitiveness throughout their education and beyond!
Whole School Curriculum Map:
Throughout the year the children go on many educational trips including those to places that provide them with the opportunity to develop their scientific knowledge.
Year 3's recent trip to The Science Museum: