At St Patrick's, Science teaching follows the National Curriculum. Science lessons have clear aim and purpose, which develop interest and attitudes. Lessons allow children to explore, observe and develop their ideas whilst also developing logical thinking and relationships. Children are able to pose questions, communicate ideas, acquire knowledge and skills whilst interpreting findings critically.
Our units of work and teaching sequence has been carefully designed to help children to know and remember more and the science curriculum inspires wonder in children and develops a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world. Teaching methods are varied to suit the concepts and draw on ideas from the children where possible. Children are encouraged to record their ideas and findings in a variety of ways.
Working scientifically is essential, these skills are embedded throughout each unit of learning so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children develop skills of observation, investigation, fair testing, classification and data handling.
Knowledge Mats are produced alongside each unit of work. Please click the links below to see some examples: