At English Martyrs, our children are scientists. We encourage our children to be inquisitive throughout their time at school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about the universe and promotes respect for living and non-living things. Our vision is to give children a curriculum, enabling them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, which will help deepen their understanding of the world in which we live in. Science is a systematic investigation of physical, chemical, and biological aspects and our Science curriculum aims to foster a curiosity in each of these areas.
Within our scheme of learning, we embed a hands- on, inquiry-based approach in which children will acquire, develop, deepen and build on their understanding of scientific concepts and key vocabulary. Scientific skills are embedded into our lessons, enabling children to recognise the power of exploration!
Through science lessons at English Martyrs, we aim to:
- Develop pupil’s enjoyment and interest in science as well as an appreciation of all its contribution to everyday life.
- Build upon pupils’ curiosity and prior learning.
- Use a range of investigations and practical activities to deepen children’s understanding of scientific concepts and enable them to accurately evaluate and record results.
- Introduce pupils to the vocabulary of science through our ‘Dictionary Dabbles’.
Please see our science long term plan which shows the National Curriculum objectives covered in each class: