Science includes experiences and outcomes in biological, chemical, physical and environmental contexts. In St Patrick’s we aim to stimulate, nurture and sustain the curiosity, wonder and questioning of children. Children are encouraged to develop their natural sense of wonder and curiosity and to be active and eager learners who endeavour to make sense of the world. They develop ideas through play, investigation, first-hand experience and discussion. Children are encouraged to ask searching questions based on their everyday observations and experiences of living things, the environment, materials, and objects and devices they interact with.
In St Patrick’s we learn about science in our Interdisciplinary Learning throughout the year, but we also contribute to the Notre Dame Cluster Schools Science Fayre each year in March, where pupils showcase their learning in Science and encourage parents and the wider community to become more interested in science.