At St Paul’s First School, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. The science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living things. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes.
Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills through Love To Investigate. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.
Where possible, we try to link our school CARE values to prominent figures in STEM to show the connection of Science to the wider world.
For the Science policy, please see the policy page of the web site:
Science Curriculum Mapping
Science Skills Grids
At St Paul’s First School, we embrace current and emerging technologies to facilitate the learning experience of the whole school community.
We aim for our children to be confident, competent and discerning users of digital technology which will prepare them for participation in a rapidly changing world; including programming, creating media and utilising online programs and softwares.
Through well trained, skilled and motivated staff, as well as parental and external support, we encourage children to develop initiative, independent learning skills and celebrate success.
Our children have opportunities to gain access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures. We also seek to broaden children’s understanding through educational visits, visitors, exploration and discovery. Within school, we aim to explore the digital world safely and sensibly, using technology as resource for learning in other subjects.
Throughout the different Key Stages we aim for our curriculum to be progressive and develop pupils understanding of digital literacy, computational thinking and information technology.
For the Computing policy, please see the policy page of the web site:
Computing Skills Grids