Sciences include experiences and outcomes in biological, chemical, physical and environmental contexts.
Through science education at St Mary’s, we endeavour to stimulate, nurture and sustain the curiosity and wonder of our pupils.
Children and young people participating in the experiences and outcomes in the sciences will:
interact with their environment by observing, exploring, investigating and recording
develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques
demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the big ideas and concepts of the sciences
recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences
recognise the impact the sciences make on their lives, the lives of others, the environment and on society
develop an understanding of the Earth’s resources and the need for responsible use of them
express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues based upon sound understanding
develop as scientifically literate citizens with a lifelong interest in the sciences
establish the foundation for more advanced learning and, for some, future careers in the sciences and the technologies.
At St Mary’s, we follow an agreed cluster programme of study for Science. We are looking at how closely this matches the outcomes for a Curriculum for Excellence and adapting our programme accordingly.
The science outcomes are divided into Planet Earth; Forces, Electricity and Waves; Biological Systems; Materials and Topical Sciences. Links with other areas of the curriculum will be further developed.