Science Curriculum Intent
2019 - 2020
St Anne’s school is a multi-cultural school. The majority of our children enter our school with skills typically below their age and with little real-life experiences.
In the EYFS, St Anne’s aims to offer our children real-life experiences in understanding the world.
In KS1, we build on the foundations that EYFS have embedded whilst developing Knowledge and understanding and working scientifically skills. We offer our children opportunities in learning visits (E.g. Martin Mere) that not only embed learning sequences but also bring learning to life.
In KS2, we continue to embed and develop the work of KS1 and the EYFS. We encourage our children to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them and to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding.
Our pupils will be well equipped with the scientific knowledge and skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Visitors are planned to come in and speak to the children about their roles such as dentists, vets, nurses etc.
The role of women within Science is also going to be a big focus to inspire and motivate our White British girls and in particular FSM children.
Links with the local university are taking place to offer our children to experience to visit a real science laboratory.
Trips for Gifted and Talented are planned for the Summer term. Imagine That and the Science Museum in Manchester are planned.
A Science after school club is planned to start in the Spring Term to offer children a wider experience.
Annual Science weeks been planned to further promote and raise the profile of Science in our school. This gives children the opportunity to develop their love of science and their science enquiry skills.
Scientist of the Week has been implemented within classrooms to motivate and inspire the children. This is used as an extension activity or as a homework task and is to raise the profile of different people and jobs that involve science to motivate our children.