Science at SMC

Science Subject Leader: Rebecca Shaw

Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.

We use the 2014 National Curriculum Science planning document as well as other resources for planning and teaching.

2014 National Curriculum Science planning document

Our children learn to ask lots of scientific questions and answer them through research and investigations. They begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level. Science is a core and valued subject in our school.

Our science teaching intentions are for all our children:

  • To ask and answer scientific questions
  • To plan and carry out scientific investigations, with the correct use of equipment
  • To know about life processes
  • To know about materials, electricity, light, sound, and natural forces
  • To know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth
  • To know how to evaluate evidence, and to present conclusions both clearly and accurately.

To find out more about Science at SMC, please read our Science Policy below:

To find out more about the Science Curriculum at St Margaret Clitherow, please read our Science Intent Document below:

How to encourage Science at home

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