Our children have the right to be taught key knowledge and skills across the Science curriculum in order to help them to develop an understanding of the world around them. We are committed to providing a creative and engaging curriculum through exciting learning opportunities to all of our children. In EYFS, children explore scientific concepts under the heading of Understanding of the World and teaching and learning is focused around each child’s first hand experiences. In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 scientific theories and concepts are explored through investigations. Children are taught and encouraged to predict, observe, measure, interpret, conclude and evaluate. We want to channel children’s natural curiosity of the world around them to inspire them to pursue further scientific enquiries. We want to encourage them to ask questions, problem solve and discuss their own theories and ideas.
If you would like any extra information about our Science curriculum or if you have any suggestions please contact Miss Whitehead who is our Science Lead.
Science at St Joseph's
On 23rd April we celebrated Science Day across school. The children were given the opportunity to take part in many practical activities and to learn more about a range of famous scientists. They were also able to dress up if they wished to. Their outfits were very impressive! The children and staff across school thoroughly enjoyed the day and we are already looking forward to the next one!
Science at home
Based on conversations with the children in school and the parental questionnaire completed last year, it has become clear that many of you enjoy taking part in science based activities at home. The following websites may give you so more ideas to choose from. We would love to see what you get up to at home so please send pictures in to your class teacher when possible.
British Science Week 2023
This week we are celebrating British Science Week across school. The theme for this year is ‘connections.’ Your child will be taking part in different activities in their classes linked to this theme and also working towards smashing the stereotypes that can still be linked to Science. As with previous years there is a poster competition which gives children the opportunity to share their learning from throughout the week. Any entries for this competition should be handed in to class teachers by Thursday 23rd March and the best 5 entries from across school will be entered to represent our school.