Science at St Matthias
From the Early Years through to year 6, children are introduced to a wide range of topics within chemistry, physics and biology. For example, plants; forces and magnets; animals and living things; space, and much more! This means that children are able to develop a broader understanding of different scientific areas and concepts, and build their science knowledge as they grow and move through year groups.
One area we focus on specifically within each year group is developing children’s skills for ‘being a scientist’. These include skills such as investigation, questioning, communication, recording and reflection. This provides children with the ability to work as real scientists! Each of these skills is harnessed during ‘Science Week’, when in previous years children have been given the opportunity to move around the school, taking part in a wide range of different experiments with different teachers. This has proved to be an exciting way to learn about the fascinating world of science!
As well as this, each year St. Matthias spends the final half term of school exploring different areas of science, technology, engineering, art and maths. Each year we have a different topic to focus on, for example, sustainability. Within this, children are given a variety of activities and challenges to develop and test their scientific skills, critical thinking and imaginative flare. This is a great way to get children thinking about the wider world and how science can be applied to all aspects of life. Coupled with this, many fun and educational trips are planned throughout the year. This provides children with the opportunity to put their scientific skills into practice within the broader setting of London, and further consolidates all of the incredible learning they’ve been doing in class.
Please click Science Curriculum Overview to see what the progression of learning.