Science Curriculum Statement
At St. Anthony's we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding and making sense of the world in which we live. Science has changed all our lives and is vital to the world’s future and prosperity. We aim to equip our children with the scientific enquiry skills, scientific knowledge and an understanding of the uses of science, necessary for their education, their careers and beyond.
Children are naturally inquisitive and our progressive curriculum aims to promote this curiosity. We encourage children to be interested, ask questions, think, consider and reason. We want children to recognise the power of rational explanation and wherever possible, encourage them to learn through observation and investigation. Through building up key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
The staff at St. Anthony’s aim to ensure that all children (regardless of ability or background)are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, both inside the classroom and within our local area and beyond. They are immersed in a rich scientific vocabulary, which is built up progressively and revisited regularly. Our curriculum ensures that children leave school with the science capital, enquiry skills and knowledge needed for their future.