Subject Lead: Mr Smith
Teaching Science in Catchgate
Our curriculum is designed with the intention that every pupil is able to reach their potential in science.
Science is planned across the school to foster children’s natural curiosity and any inquisitive questions will be explored at all possible opportunities. This is evident with the children sharing what they would like to find out about theme and class teachers factoring these questions into the curriculum whenever possible.
Opportunities are identified to learn and discover scientific knowledge practically, where possible, allowing them to leave school with the enquiry skills needed further in education. This is also enhanced by working with other schools and universities on specific projects whenever possible to increase their knowledge of nature and why it's important but also to show children with those interests the career pathway to working in this field.
Topical science lessons are also discussed monthly with children, when appropriate. These are be used alongside our PSHE scheme of ‘What’s in the News?’ to show how science-based issues may affect their own interests, the direction of society and the future of the world.
Pupils are challenged, using homework tasks, to expand their scientific knowledge beyond just the areas covered in the National Curriculum and to explore their own interests.