At St Osburg’s we aim to make the school a place where children can explore the world of science and their curiosity can be let loose! We aim to teach topics in an interactive, fun and memorable way. Children are encouraged to think and work scientifically, which is a major part of the new curriculum and is at the heart of every science topic. We see investigations as the driving force of science teaching and learning.
Science is embedded throughout the curriculum to ensure the children are taught the skills and knowledge they need for the future. In addition, all the work that the children do in their science topics is a tool to support learning in literacy and maths.
The 2015/16 curriculum is as follows:
· Year 1 – Plants, animals (including humans), everyday materials, seasonal changes
· Year 2 – All living things and their habitats, plants, animals (including humans), uses of everyday materials
· Year 3 – Plants, animals (including humans), rocks, light, forces and magnets
· Year 4 -Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), states of matter, sound, electricity
· Year 5 – Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), properties and changes of materials, earth and space, forces
· Year 6 – Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), evolution and inheritance, light, electricity
We are delighted to share that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark for our commitment to providing a high quality, and engaging Science curriculum for all our pupils. ‘Many congratulations to everyone at St Osburgs on the achievement of the Primary Science Quality Mark.' - Helen Sizer, Deputy Director: Primary Science Quality Mark