At St Joseph’s, we are committed to developing wonderful young people, driven by the virtues that we teach and live by. With Christ at the centre of all we do, we will offer a school that allows children to succeed, develop friendships and come to know God and themselves. We believe that school should be a safe, exciting place - the best days of your life!
“Believing in God, ourselves and others”
We help each child to have a wonderful encounter with the world, to love God’s creation. Our children are given opportunities to have new experiences, to question and to love learning and to love life.
We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in science, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Science is taught as part of a termly or half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
Progression is seen in the way children’s knowledge of key topics gradually expands throughout the school.
Progression in vocabulary is planned for and developed from one year group to the next.
Progression in scientific skills is systematically developed.
As a school of inclusion, we believe that all learning should be adapted to the needs of all children (SEN, EAL, more able, disadvantaged) and that the curriculum should be carefully planned to take account of everyone in the class so that all can succeed.
Science is best when we:
At St. Joseph’s we implement and embed our approach in all that we do. Through planning we demonstrate a coherent sequence of learning and coverage of the National Curriculum and working scientifically skills needed for our learners to develop to their full potential.
Long Term Overview
The successful approach to the teaching of science at St Joseph's School will result in a fun, engaging, high quality science education. This provides the children with the foundations for understanding the world which they can take with them once they complete their primary education.
Children at St Joseph's will:
Gallery of our Learning