Our approach to teaching science
At the Rosary, our intent is to provide an ambitious curriculum that provides a range of opportunities for children to explore, practise, embed and apply skills and knowledge. We encourage pupils to explore and work scientifically; developing scientific knowledge and understanding through practical ‘hands on’ experiences and enquiry. With an emphasis on practical approaches, our lessons are inclusive and accessible to all. This helps to ensure engagement and enables all pupils to be active participants and learners.
Pupils develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of nature, processes and methods of science to gain a greater understanding of the world around them. Scientific skills are woven into lessons through different types of investigations that equip our pupils to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Enquiry skills taught include:
- Fair Testing
- Pattern Seeking
Investigations are carried out throughout the school at an appropriate level so that by the time children leave the Rosary school, they are well equipped to Question, Predict, Plan, Measure, Record, Conclude and Evaluate.
Through our curriculum, it is our intention to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. In turn, we hope that this will then maximise the outcomes for every child, giving them the confidence and motivation to continue to further their skills into the next stage of their education and beyond.