At St John’s we have three main aims in our science teaching:
Teaching & Learning
We use the National Curriculum to plan science lessons. Year groups are taught the units of work recommended by the National Curriculum Programmes of Study, or mixed year groups are taught these over a two-year rolling programme. This ensures all children are taught the full coverage of the National Curriculum.
In The Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, science has a largely cross-curricular focus. Children are encouraged to explore, and links are made between science and other subjects. In Key Stage 2 this approach is continued where possible. Whether taught in a cross-curricular way, or as discrete scientific units of work, children throughout the school are encouraged to ask and answer questions and think creatively as part of their scientific learning.
Children at St John’s develop their understanding of scientific knowledge and enquiry skills through:
At St John’s, emphasis is placed on an investigative approach to Science. An extensive range of science equipment is available and we use our school grounds as an extension to the classroom for teaching about the environment.