St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, but the one who asks the right questions." - Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908 - 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologist 

Science at St Thomas'

At St Thomas’, we are dedicated to fostering curiosity for the natural world and nurturing the next generation of scientists and innovators. We aim to provide a high-quality, broad, and balanced Science curriculum that fosters a deep understanding of scientific concepts and promotes curiosity, critical thinking and scientific knowledge and skills amongst our children.  Our Science curriculum, based on the schemes of work from Curriculum Maestro (Cornerstones), is designed to inspire wonder, promote inquiry-based learning, develop critical thinking skills and equip our students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in an ever-changing world and to contribute positively to society.

 From the moment children enter our school, they will take part in a wide range of purposeful, planned learning opportunities in Science so that they acquire disciplinary skills and substantive knowledge.  This will enable them to gain an understanding of the scientific processes within the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and its application in their daily life. This sequenced curriculum ensures that they are ready for their next stages of education and future life experiences.

Science in our school harnesses the natural curiosity of young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and promotes respect for living organisms and the natural environment through our bespoke Outdoor Curriculum, 'Come Outside Curriculum', and Forest School, and ensures that our children acquire scientific knowledge. The design of the curriculum and the planned opportunities to revisit, revise and build on prior learning enables children to retain what they know and recall what they’ve learnt in subsequent year groups. The children become more knowledgeable and are independent learners as they move through school.

Our well-planned curriculum highlights the scientific vocabulary, knowledge and skills which our children will learn in Science.  In addition to our lessons, we have planned a range of enrichment opportunities which ensure that all our children have experiences to make links between their learning and the world in which we live.  Learning opportunities will enable children to work collaboratively and apply their learning in other subjects such as Maths, Computing, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills as they ask and answer question, make observations,  and plan and carry out investigations.  On their transition to Key Stage Three our children will have the knowledge, resilience and confidence to independently initiate scientific enquiry and investigation.

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