In Science, we aim for all of our children to see themselves as scientists. We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for Science, recognising that the skills and knowledge they learn through Science can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.
At Saint Gregorys, we plan and teach from the 2014 National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study. The National Curriculum provides a structured knowledge and skills progression throughout the school. The Science coverage for each year group is then tailored to meet the needs and interests of our children. The units and topics covered can be found within each year group’s Curriculum Map on their year group page.
CLICK HERE to view each year group Curriculum Map
CLICK HERE to view the National Curriculum Science programmes
At Saint Gregorys, we believe that learning through investigation is very powerful as it develops curiosity, perseverance and it allows us to challenge what we know about the world. We aim to make our Science learning as practical as possible, linking to real life contexts to give meaning to our learning. Our Science lessons are not limited to our classroom desks! Wherever possible, we use our school and local environment to maximise the children’s learning experiences. Such experiences also allow each child to develop the key skills of investigation, problem solving and team work.
Our Science curriculum is enhanced by a range of extracurricular opportunities which not only inspire our children but enables us to seek out and develop the talents given by God in every child. These include residential and day trips, visitors to our school site to provide workshops and assemblies and visits to the Cheltenham Science festival every June. In addition, Science learning is incorporated in topic focussed and class assemblies, school council meetings and in outdoor learning sessions.