SCIENCE AT ST RICHARD'S
Curiosity is at the heart of our Science Curriculum at St Richard’s CE Primary and as we follow the National Curriculum, we endeavour to instil in our pupils a life-long curiosity about the world around them.
First hand experiences are essential for learning at St Richard’s. Science units are often enriched with special visits and visitors because we want our pupils to understand how varied and wide-reaching the study of science is. Forest School is a regular part of our EYFS and KS1 curriculum and we strive to promote cross-curricular links. We believe an appreciation and respect for biodiversity and the environment is important for our pupils so science lessons are often held outside the classroom, in our extensive outdoor space as well as in our local area. We believe it is important for our pupils to develop a secure understanding of their own biology as well what choices they can make to live healthy lives.
OUR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM
In Key Stage 1 the Science curriculum is taught through a cross-curricular approach and forms part of the children's Big Picture topic. In Key Stage 2 the science lessons are taught discreetly and links to Big Pictures or English texts are made where possible.
Please see below for further information on how our Science curriculum is implemented. The image gives an overview of the topic taught each term, whilst the document below outlines our coverage of science across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in more detail.
By the time pupils graduate and leave for secondary school, they will be inquisitive scientists who have the knowledge and skills to understand the world around them and the tools that enable them to pursue their unanswered questions.
OUR 3I PLAN FOR SCIENCE