At St Peter's, we aim to inspire and equip our children to ‘learn to live’ in the wondrous world of science, helping to develop an appreciation of the role that science plays in our everyday lives. We strive to plan and provide opportunities for children to explore the wonder of the natural world, developing their skills of critical reflection, creative thinking and collaborative working. Through practical based enquiry, we seek to capture children's interest and enable them develop skills of working scientifically 'in all its fullness'.
Through regular opportunities for children to actively engage in scientific enquiry and practical investigation, we strive to promote and develop scientific thinking, supporting every child to be curious about the way things work and the wider world around us. We encourage children to ask questions and be inquisitive, supporting them to think logically as they make predictions, carry out experiments and evaluate their findings. Above all, we aim for science to be meaningful and memorable, enabling children to identify and develop links between their science learning, the wider curriculum and in their everyday lives.
Practical investigation is at the heart of our science curriculum and wider learning opportunities, including our lunchtime science experiments, led by our Science Ambassadors. Through these rich experiences, we strive to develop transferable, life long skills, enabling children to work in collaboration to:
As stated in the national curriculum for science, we aim to ensure that all children:
We strive to embed our values in all areas of school life, promoting them as a guide for flourishing in life and learning.
As scientists, we:
Take RESPONSIBILITY for the earth by exploring the wonders of the natural world
Show RESPECT when asking questions and discovering new things
COLLABORATE by explaining and communicating to others when working scientifically
Model TRUTH when investigating, observing and measuring
CELEBRATE the work of other scientists, showing excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena
Use our scientific knowledge to SERVE the world around us, today and in the future
As part of their scientific learning journey, based on key ideas, our children use three key questions to plan and lead their science investigations. They consider:
Please click on the document below for information about our science curriculum.