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 Years 1 to Year 6. The science curriculum is organised into units, allocated to each year group based on Core Knowledge UK Curriculum. 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.
Learning science empowers us and opens doors for our children to careers such as medicine, architecture, environmental research and engineering. Scientists are an important part of the future of our world.
Our annual Science Week is a real highlight of our curriculum. Each year, our Key Stage 2 Scientists blow our minds with their stunning Science Fair entries.