At St Dominic Savio all pupils are taught the key knowledge, methods and uses of science outlined in the National Curriculum 2014. We believe that it is vital that pupils leave for secondary school with both a detailed knowledge of the inter-related disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and a strong understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, developed through practical activity.
At St Dominic Savio science is taught as a discrete subject from Year One to Year Six. Units are also integrated into our Cornerstones Curriculum where there is a strong link. The science curriculum is organised into units which are allocated to each year group. Each unit is designed to develop knowledge of a specific area of scientific knowledge, along with a significant strand of practical science. The curriculum is designed to be spiral in nature, with pupils returning to areas of learning in greater depth as they move through the school.