“Our curriculum promotes social mobility;
we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.”
Do your little bit of good where you are. It's those bits of good put together that overwhelm the world - Desmond Tutu
Science at St George’s
This fits in with our school drivers, in particular Reach for the Stars, where our Science curriculum inspires the excitement, creativity and critical thinking about the world that will equip young people to make their own way in it. In addition to our Reach for the Stars driver, our Science curriculum supports with Healthy Body Healthy Minds by educating the children at St George’s about how to care for their bodies and make healthy choices as they grow up. Our vast outdoor provision, including Base Camp, the allotment and the forest area allows the children at St George’s to explore scientific phenomena within the school grounds; this supports The Natural World driver.
The design and progression of our Science curriculum allows for knowledge and skills to be built upon over time as children progress through St George’s. In addition to stand-alone Science lessons, key vocabulary and concepts are revisited during our Daily Dashboard sessions. This aims to allow children to transfer their learning from Science lessons into their long-term memory.
In all year groups, lessons will feature a hands-on approach with opportunities to use subject- specific resources, e.g., magnets, magnifying glasses and measuring equipment. In addition to an engaging, hands-on approach, exciting school trips are planned which aim to bring science alive for our young learners. During the summer term, KS2 children will be visiting the Magna Science Centre. This trip will inspire scientific curiosity and enhance the scientific learning taking place in each classroom.
To fit in with our driver of The Natural World, all teachers utilise the outdoor learning spaces when teaching Science lessons, including basecamp, the forest area and the allotment. This gives the children the opportunity to investigate the natural processes, plants and habitats in their immediate area.
Children are assessed by class teachers on Target Tracker. Teachers assess the children based on the key knowledge objectives and appropriate working scientifically objectives. This happens at the end of each term. These assessments are recorded and monitored by the Science Curriculum Lead and standards are tracked