"Science is more than a body of research, people working in a lab or even the wider industry that surrounds that.
It’s also a way of asking questions, making decisions, and understanding the world. For us to grow as a society, it’s essential that we all do.""
We believe that Science enables children to develop their curiosity and sense of enquiry, questioning their understanding of the world around them and extending their knowledge. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and exploring scientific concepts, pupils will develop a sense of excitement and wonder about natural phenomena.
At St James, we lay the foundation for a progressively deepening knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas that will be useful to children in later life. The embedding of scientific enquiry skills allows our children to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions, bringing more meaning to the world in which they live. To ensure progression for our children with SEND, we focus on specific ‘Essential Knowledge’ objective for each topic, so we can ensure that they develop knowledge and are able to achieve individually in an inclusive environment.
We strive to inspire children by studying the achievements of notable scientists through history and how they continue to influence the world around us. We also try to provide a range of enriching activities, where possible, such as science visitors and trips.