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The exciting things I will learn in Science at St Joseph's are:

At St Joseph's we follow the National Curriculum for Science. All classes are taught discrete Science in their chronological year group.


Children will learn about plants, living things including their habitats, animals including humans, materials, seasonal changes, rocks, light, forces and magnets, states of matter, sound, electricity, Earth and Space and evolution and inheritance.


At St Joseph’s, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Become equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Moreover, we also aim to:

  • Develop in children a love of science.
  • Provide a wealth of opportunities to ensure that children are aware of science in the real world and how science impacts on other curriculum area.


The exciting things that take place in Science are:


At St Joseph's we take part in a Science week each year, visiting speakers come to work with the classes on a range of topics and we go on educational visits to places such as Chester Zoo. We also have regular access to outdoor science lessons in which we can use our fantastic environment to help us with our learning. 


Why do I need to know this?

It is important for children to develop an understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will also be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

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