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Science at St Luke's

At St Luke's we believe in child centred learning and seek to teach Science in a fun and stimulating way.  Teachers plan lessons using the objectives from the Early Learning Goals and Curriculum 2014 Science Curriculum.   Wherever possible, teachers will plan science lessons and activities that link to the topics the children study.   Teachers will also make links to other subjects such as Maths, Literacy and Physical Education to help the children make greater progress.  Opportunities for science teaching and learning occur every day, and at St Luke's, we encourage and embrace scientific thinking and questioning throughout the curriculum.

Our Intent for Science

Science is the study of the world around us. Scientists learn about their subject by observing, describing, and experimenting. Our science curriculum enables our learners to become
scientists!

 How we Implement the Science Curriculum 

Science is taught as discrete units and lessons where needed to ensure coverage. As we are a one-form primary, Science units are taught on a year rolling programme. This ensures progression
between year groups and guarantees topics are enriched with stimulating and challenging experiences to help our learners secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them. At St Luke’s our science curriculum aims to:

  • Help our children acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and
    methods of scientific ideas.

  • Build on our children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to
    problems.

  • Encourage open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and developing the
    skills of investigating– including: observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising,
    experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.

  • Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.

 Our Science Curriculum

 Click here for our Science Curriculum Overview

Skills Progression in Science

Click here for our Skills Progression in Science Document

Our Planned Impact

 Throughout their time at St Luke’s, our children will preserve and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them. Our curriculum ensures that all learners will be equipped with:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to scientific knowledge and
    understanding, and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.

  • A richer vocabulary which will enable to articulate their
    understanding of taught concepts.

  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life

 

Our Science Knowledge Organisers

 Our Knowledge Organisers for each subject can be found on the class pages on this website. Click here to access.

Useful Science Web Links

Please do let us know if you find any other great sites to add to this list (or if you find any that no longer work). Enjoy!

Please click on one of the headings below to access the links to the websites:

General Resources

The Science Museum in London

  • The Educators section has loads of free online games and practical investigations that you can do using things you can find around the house.

Woodlands Homework Help

  • Try the many Science links in our Homework section. We have several website links, on different pages, for each topic.

Interactive Activities

Interactive science games for 5-7 years and above

  • Interactive materials for primary science divided into each year group linked to the curriculum

Active Science Body Builder

  • Interactive online game

Active Science – Human and animal habitats