Here at St. Stephen’s we strive to ensure that our pupils have access to an encouraging and enriching science curriculum that feeds their natural inquisitiveness and builds their scientific understanding.
Teachers plan engaging, educational and relevant opportunities for the children to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of their local and wider environments. This enables them to learn and practise a wide range of scientific skills; and to acquire open, critical and responsible attitudes to science.
Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help enhance and extend our pupils scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who continue to have an active role in science.
As children grow up in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, they need to be scientifically literate to succeed. We are surrounded by technology and the products of science every day.
Children are naturally curious and at St. Stephen’s we nurture this curiosity by enabling children to explore the ever changing world around them. Children are given the time, expertise and resources to engage in thought-provoking science lessons. This allows children of all ages to ask scientific questions and cultivate the skills they need to answer those questions. Problem-solving and critical thinking are two of the most important skills students learn in school that they will use throughout their lives.
All year groups experience regular science lessons that make the most of the school’s stimulating science curriculum. There is a clear progression of transferable science skills taught from Nursery right through to Year 6. The school’s science assessment system also supports progress in Science.
We follow the National Curriculum (2014) for Science.