The vision for science at St John Fisher School is that children appreciate and understand the world around them through practical investigations that answer their questions.
At our school we want to encourage children to understand and value the world around them through their experiences in their science lessons. In the course of practical sessions and group work they will investigate questions posed in class, make observations, apply their knowledge to situations they are familiar with and look for patterns in their findings.
Science is delivered by a specialist teacher at St John Fisher, with children learning the science curriculum for either a whole afternoon every other week, or for half an afternoon every week. Although it seems that some subjects appear more than once during Key Stage 1 and 2, the skills and content of each shows progression as the children get older.
We aim to make science exciting, relevant and practical at St John Fisher and once every half term, children will take part in a ‘COMS (Computing, maths and science) Wow Day’ to spark their interest in the application of science in the world, to enable them to apply their mathematical and technological learning in real situations and to encourage the scientists of the future and promoting understanding alongside awe and wonder in God’s creation.
Excellence will be encouraged through inquiry, creativity, excitement in the subject and equality of engagement.
During EYFS and Year 1 the following topics are covered:
During Year 2 the following topics are covered:
During Year 3 the following topics are covered:
During Year 4 the following topics are covered:
During Year 5 the following topics are covered:
During Year 6 the following topics are covered: