Science plays an important part in all aspects of life today. As a school, we feel that good scientific knowledge and understanding will prepare our children for adulthood. Children are encouraged to ask questions and to put forward hypotheses which can be investigated. The skills involved, for example measuring, predicting, making reasoned judgements, reading scales, are also important life skills and so teachers aim to provide a 'hands on' approach as much as possible. Science can further children's natural curiosity and give them ways of working and thinking to explore the world in which we live. We believe that it is very important that children learn to test ideas out successfully and relate them to everyday situations. In accordance with the school policy on teaching and learning, staff aim to teach science in ways which make science relevant and meaningful, drawing whenever possible on examples taken from the real world.
Policy and Curriculum Documents
The link below will take you to the school policy for science.
Science lessons are taught weekly in Key Stages One and Two, and as topic blocks in Reception. The school follows the National Curriculum for science which splits the subject up into several different topics. The following links show when these topics are covered in school.
Science investigative skills
Here are some photographs of science lessons at St Saviours. We use a range of investigative skills: identifying, grouping, classifying, observing, pattern-seeking, researching using secondary resources, and comparative fair-testing.
Our yearly science weeks always give science a buzz around school. Each year we have a new theme to work on together. We have had several visitors to enhance these weeks, Crocodile Joe, a Planetarium, science boffins and eggsploring.
Planetarium and Science Boffins.
Children enjoy going on science trips to learn more about the topic they are studying.
We try to take part in scientific events when we can. We watched the live interview with Tim Peake when he was on the space station.