Intent:

At St Clare’s we aim to give children a science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. To achieve this involves exciting, hands on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning.

Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences will help children to secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, lifelong learners who will explore the world around them.

Implementation:

Science lessons are delivered in a variety of contexts, following the key areas of biology, chemistry, physics and working scientifically. Resourcing and staff training are ongoing and adapted to the needs of our staff and pupils. Progress of pupils is closely monitored by staff, with formal assessments being carried out termly. We are working closely with the Stem science network to develop best practice and ensure our teaching is in keeping with the latest developments in the subject. All staff show an awareness of pupils in their classes with additional needs, with teaching and planning adapted to cater to allow for all groups of pupils to make good to outstanding progress.