At St Botolph’s CE Academy, our Science vision is to deliver a curriculum which enables the children to practically explore and discover the world around them confidently, as unique individuals, so they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
We seek to broaden children’s scientific experiences both inside and outside the classroom through educational visits, visitors, exploration and discovery. We believe these opportunities will ensure that the children are confident life-long learners who will be able to apply a range of knowledge and skills they have acquired, to other subjects and in a variety of different situations.
What does Science look like in our Academy?
At St Botolph’s, Science is an integral part of our curriculum. We encourage children to broaden their scientific understanding, in all areas of Science, by practically exploring the world around them, encouraging cross-curricular links through Maths and English when scientifically recording findings.
We aim to ensure that all pupils can:
- Work scientifically – formulating scientific questions and how they can be investigated. The working scientifically aspect of science will be fundamental in teaching the three strands of science – physics, chemistry and biology.
- Identify the need for fair testing and the use of variables.
- Present and report results in a variety of different ways.
- Use and apply subject-specific vocabulary when discussing and presenting scientific findings and concepts.
- Utilise opportunities outside the classroom to enrich scientific knowledge and understanding.
We recently had Science Week. The Week was started by an awesome display of science experiments executed by Mrs Lashford and her amazing helpers. Each class then took part in their own science experiments in class all the way from Nursery to Year 6.