At St Paul’s, our science curriculum encourages children to explore scientific concepts and discover their relevance to the world around them. We aim to inspire children, develop their scientific knowledge and provide them with skills and tools that can be re-applied and strengthened each year.
As part of our high quality teaching and learning of science, we repeat, revisit and build upon blocks of knowledge and technical scientific vocabulary to strengthen their scientific understanding. Each year, the children revisit prior learning; challenge their understanding of scientific concepts and apply their knowledge to a range of practical scenarios. The science curriculum is planned to enable this frequent revisiting of science facts and application and supports children in retaining information which they can then apply independently when investigating, experimenting, reflecting and evaluating scientific concepts and their impact on the wider world.