At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we put Christ at the centre of our teaching and learning. Our curriculum stems from our Mission Statement:
God lives in me. I am His witness.
I respect everybody, everybody respects me.
In our loving school, everyone is unique.
Just like the flowers in the field, as they
grow, we too grow in God’s love each day.
The life and teaching of Jesus and the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life.
Why do we teach Science at St Alphonsus RC Primary School?
At St Alphonsus RC Primary School, we want our children to receive a high-quality science education so that all pupils are fluent in the fundamentals of science; have the ability to work scientifically and can apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to investigate and observe in a range of meaningful contexts.
Our curriculum for science provides clear progression through a structure of knowledge and skills based on the National Curriculum.
Our aim is for pupils to have an appreciation of how important science is in our lives and to have a healthy curiosity about our universe, which promotes respect for the living and non-living. We want our children to see science as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life, as well as being something that they continue to develop through their school life and ultimately to the world of employment and beyond.
We aim to provide a high-quality, interrelated and creative experience which is one that develops the children’s ability to question and think scientifically and one which allows them to apply the skills that they have developed in a variety of ways.
By the end of Key Stage Two, we want our children to be confident, articulate and able to use scientific reasoning to solve problems and answer questions. Most importantly, we want to have children who have fun experimenting and show resilience.