Why do we teach Science?
We teach Science to ensure that the pupils develop their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
By the end of their education at St Bartholomew’s all pupils will learn to develop a positive attitude to science and build on their natural curiosity of the world around us.
In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Science teaching offers opportunities for children to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. This will enable them to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future and to develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge.
They will learn to use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts. They will develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety and an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
Science Knowledge Maps