Science Leader - Mr. T. Easby
Our Lady's Intent for Science

At Our Lady’s our science curriculum is intended to challenge all children to gain a strong understanding of the world around them through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. All pupils should be taught essential aspects of the vocabulary, knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.  Children are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena, by using practical investigative skills and by applying scientific concepts to answer their own and others’ questions.

The five principles that make science good in Our Lady’s are:

  •          that it is practical.
  •          that is uses enquiry.
  •          there are high quality resources.
  •          it is challenging.
  •          it is exciting for the children.

The curriculum intends that all children are exposed to high quality, hands-on teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.

Science is taught through a variety of means in our school. We celebrated British Science Week '19 by bringing in animals into the school to support and inspire the the of Animal Journeys. We also go on excursions to STEM centres, such as Techniquest and The Catalyst. 
Science is best learned by doing. As such, practical lessons are at the heart of our Science curriculum. Taking an enquiry approach allows children to use their Science skills to find out and prove Science knowledge.  
Science in our school challenges children to apply the knowledge they learn. 
Science in our school excites and inspires children, using resources to help engage and promote learning.