Science

Science at St. John’s – an understanding of natural phenomena!

 At St. John’s, we believe that learning about different natural phenomena in Science is fundamental to your child’s education. We aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out about why things happen in the way they do. We believe that Science at our school teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. At St. John’s, we also want our children to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which Science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.   

As part of the New Curriculum, each child in KS1 will be introduced to a new topic area called ‘Seasonal Change’. Also, changes to the KS2 curriculum provide opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding about ‘Rocks’ and ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. 

In Class, we learn about different plants at St. John’s as part of our Year 1 topic ‘What birds and plants would Snow White find at St. John’s?’ by using the Science software, Snap Science.

 

 The children enjoy the emphasis on outdoor learning.

We have the following aims at St. John’s and these are an essential part of our Science Curriculum:   

  • to enable pupils to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • to provide opportunities for pupils’ to develop their 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
  • to ensure pupils’ are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.