Science is an inspiring, highly relevant, and enlightening subject that encourages pupils to think about the world around them. At St Anselm’s, our vision is that pupils develop the knowledge, understanding and enquiry skills needed to engage with and recognise and engage with scientific opportunities ambitiously. We aim, wherever possible, to link learning in this subject to other areas of the curriculum, such as mathematics, design and technology, computing and history whilst at the same time providing pupils with opportunities to develop personal as identified in our unique Rainbow Curriculum.
‘Inspire to Aspire’
As part of their learning within each topic, children will be exploring and celebrating the work of historical and contemporary designers from a range of genders, backgrounds and cultures.
Through a variety of teaching approaches, models, practical activities, enquiries and fieldwork, we teach the knowledge, understanding and enquiry skills needed to engage in science and its wider role in the world. Although learning takes place in stand-alone quests, it is placed within relevant contexts and links are made to the wider curriculum, life, and world. Key enquiry skills, vocabulary and knowledge for science have been mapped across the school to ensure progression between year groups.
We encourage pupils to develop in the following areas through the following approaches.
We ensure that pupils:
The inspirational and bespoke Science education at St Anselm’s ensures that pupils communicate effectively, working confidently as individuals and as part of a team. They are empowered to take risks in their thinking and enquiries, becoming considerate, responsible, and inspirational citizens. It enables them to make an essential contribution to the health and well-being of humanity and the environment, as well as the enterprise and economy of the nation, now and in the future.