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Definition and Rationale

At St. Cecilia’s we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world they live in.

Science is taught following the National Curriculum programmes of study and through our question based planning. We think that Science is fun and we provide children with the first-hand experiences in order to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and talk about science using the appropriate vocabulary.

Aims

When teaching science at St Cecilia’s we want our children to look at the world as a scientist, which means:

  • To ask questions about the world they live in and to make simple predictions about what might happen if…
  • To be able to use observations to sort and measure things.
  • To record their findings in drawings, words, tables and charts.
  • To say why certain things happened and to give reason for their results.
  • To have a working knowledge of science so that they can apply it to everyday life.
  • To make use of ICT, writing, reading and maths skills in their investigations.
  • To learn to carry out investigations safely.
  • To develop independence working scientifically.

Science Overview

Science Progression Map Years 3-6

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