At St Mark’s we follow the national Curriculum. The aims of Science at St. Mark’s are that:
Pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
Pupils 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
Pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science is a body of knowledge built up through the experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. Science is also a collaborative activity where ideas and suggestions are shared and investigated together. Through practical activities and team work, children experience and learn how to work together have mutual respect for one another and value social cohesion.