At St Nicholas, we want pupils to act as, and develop as scientists through a curriculum that stimulates, excites and motivates them.
We aim to provide all children with a deep knowledge and understanding of the world around them, in addition to acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, gaining a secure understanding of scientific processes. As they progress, children understand the uses and implications of science and learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, others and the future of our world.
All children are given opportunities to participate in activities across the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics during their time in school, transferring and building on prior knowledge, through carefully sequenced lessons, so that they know and remember more.
“Learning can be defined as an alteration in long-term memory. If nothing has altered in long-term memory, nothing has been learned…pupils connect new knowledge with existing knowledge.” Ofsted
At St Nicholas we intend to:
For more information about our full curriculum offer, please see the documents below: