At St. George’s, we understand that science is an integral part of our everyday lives. As such, we aim to inspire children to ask questions about the world they inhabit and then provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to answer those questions.
We take an investigative approach towards science, encouraging the children to learn new scientific skills, such as close observation, careful recording and designing investigations. As much as possible, we aim for the children to build their own knowledge and understanding through these carefully planned and guided investigations.
By using an investigative focus for each science lesson, the children can take a hands-on approach to their learning. Using a wide variety of resources and stimuli enables all children to make consistent progress.
Science is one of the core subjects in the National Curriculum and so is taught each week in all KS1 and KS2 classes. Links are often made between Science and English, maths, ICT, geography and D&T.
We are always looking to create links with local organisations and communities, to enhance the learning experience for our children. For example, we recently made links with the CRICK institute and took children there in order for them to experience the distinctive nature of this biomedical research institute. The scientists also deliever some amazing workshops with the children at school.