The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
At St Leonard’s, we use the International Primary Curriculum to support the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation and evaluation, investigation and fair testing, classification, and data handling.
Throughout their time at St Leonard’s, our children will preserve and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. Our curriculum ensures that all learners will be equipped with:
- A wider variety of skills linked to scientific knowledge and understanding, and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.
- A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
- High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.