At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, we recognise that it is our obligation as 21st Century educators, to equip our pupils with the skills to enable them to thrive and adapt within the transformative modern world we live in.
The quality of teaching ensures our students develop scientific skills and are inquisitive about the world around them.
At SS Peter and Paul all children are encouraged to:
- further develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them;
- develop attitudes which will promote scientific ways of thinking, including open-endedness, perseverance, objectivity and a recognition of the importance of teamwork;
- be able to ask and answer scientific questions;
- know and extend appropriate scientific vocabulary;
- be able to communicate and relate science to everyday life, developing these experiences through scientific investigations;
- understand Health and Safety issues relating to aspects of science
Science is taught weekly, incorporating the National Curriculum into our own creative curriculum. Pupils are given the opportunity to work independently and in small groups, taking part in hands-on science which encourages them to think critically and gain confidence in their own ability to solve problems.
We at SS Peter and Paul recognise the importance of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as being crucial in creating critical thinkers, increasing scientific literacy, and enabling the next generation of innovators.
Within the creative curriculum, pupils are able to utilise the STEM subjects such as;
- maths, developing a real life practical application of mathematics to problem solve
- English, using clear and precise language to describe, evaluate and explain
- computing, to research, analyse and represent their conclusions.
- design and technology, working practically to design and test functional products
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary works closely with local secondary schools, sharing good practise, resources and facilities to ensure children have the best possible opportunities to enrich their science education.