St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School

St Polycarp's Catholic Primary School St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School

Science

Science leader: Mrs Holcroft and Miss Kennington

At St Polycarp’s we aim to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world through weekly dedicated science lessons, cross- curricular teaching, outdoor activities and trips linked to the science curriculum.  We provide lots of practical activities that encourage children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. We supplement the curriculum with science days and DT activities linked to science.

Intent
Our aim is to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to understand the scientific processes and also to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

Challenge
We teach pupils the skills to think and work in a scientific manner with increasing independence as they go through the school. They are challenged to think as Scientists, using the correct vocabulary, asking their own questions and developing their own methods and ways to record and evaluate their results. Research opportunities are provided throughout the school.