Subject Leader: Amy Burnett
Our Curriculum Intent
At St John’s, science is taught through observing, investigating, experimenting, questioning and exploring. Children's scientific skills are developed through a variety of knowledge and enquiry based lessons. Each
science topic builds up a body of key foundation knowledge and concepts, whilst encouraging children to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
We want our children to be involved in an engaging curriculum that will build, develop and promote their knowledge. Science is about improving the investigative and experimenting skills necessary to challenge ideas and theories.
Our science scholars are extremely proud of the roles they hold.
Children need to be armed with the knowledge on which to build; the knowledge is a platform to springboard their own point of inquiry. We want our pupils not merely to be able to repeat facts and memorised knowledge. We want them to question, ‘What next..?’ or ‘What if...?’ Science is also a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us through experimental testing of ideas. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas through their own curiosity and