Science

Our Vision

Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live, through investigation and using and applying process skills.

As teachers we encourage the development of positive attitudes to science. Ensuring that we help build on our children’s natural curiosity and help them to develop a scientific approach to problems. Open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and responsibility, is something that we encourage children with when teaching Science.

Aims and Objectives

At Our Lady of Good Help, we ensure children:

• are encouraged to develop positive attitudes to science.
• are taught the National Curriculum in Science through ways that are imaginative, purposeful, well controlled and enjoyable.
• are developing and extending their scientific concept of the world and encouraged to ask deeper questions about the world around them – through working scientifically.
• are developing their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
• are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

These aims are based on the rationale that all children should receive their full entitlement to a Science curriculum that is broadly balanced and develops progressively throughout their school life. It will provide a sound foundation for future learning in Science and become relevant in their future life. The head teacher (Miss Peacock) has overall responsibility for the provision of Science whilst the day-to- day implementation of school policy is the responsibility of the Science leader – Mrs. Christopher.