At St. Bernadette’s, our curriculum has been developed to ensure a full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder about God’s natural world. As a school, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life and believe that the teaching and learning should excite and stimulate children’s natural curiosity to enable them to make sense of the world in which they live. Positive attitudes and a respect for creation and the World in which they live in is very much promoted.
In our Science lessons, we ensure that both our pupils’ substantive and disciplinary knowledge is built upon year on year. We ensure all children are exposed to high-quality science teaching and a range of learning experiences. Science teaching is carefully sequenced to ensure a clear progression of substantive knowledge and disciplinary knowledge. Each lesson is designed to explore and build on children’s prior knowledge, allowing for misconceptions to be addressed.