Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Science enables children to understand the world in which they live. At St Mary’s we aim to harness the natural curiosity all children possess, to develop enquiring minds and a systematic approach to problem solving.
At every key stage children learn about the world around them and how they can care for it. They learn about themselves and their bodies and how they can keep themselves fit and well. The new curriculum continues to focus on the three disciplines of science: biology, chemistry and physics. By the end of each key stage children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
We believe that children learn science by doing science. Where ever possible we present the curriculum to the children in a practical way, encouraging them to develop their inquisitiveness and evaluate their learning in a reflective manner. Children are encouraged to ask questions and extend their learning in science as much as possible. St Mary’s teachers understand that children are motivated by a desire for explanation.
Science based trips coming up in 2016/2017
The Science Museum
London Wetlands Centre