At St. George's Camberwell, we believe that through inspiring, imaginative and resource-based teaching of Science we can instil in our pupils a sense of curiosity and wonder at the world around them, whilst also making them aware of key scientific knowledge appropriate for their year group. We want to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about our world and teach them the valuable skills of working scientifically to allow them to go about investigating it. We have 5 topics spread throughout each year group, which each teacher spreads out as best fits the time of year and amount of learning required. Each topic has a different ‘Working scientifically’ focus, however each aspect of working scientifically is addressed in some way every topic. Every topic, teachers use a range of child-led investigations, resources and out of classroom learning opportunities to deliver an interactive and engaging science curriculum.
Alongside classroom teaching, we also regularly take our pupils on excursions to many of the fabulous science learning resources around London, linked to the topics taught, to reinforce classroom teaching, expand their worldview and create memorable experiences.
Please click the links below to see how science topics and skills progress across the year groups.
The National Curriculum in England states this about the Science programmes of study:
St George's were particularly honoured in the summer of 2019 to recieve the PSQM Gilt award. The Primary Science Quality Mark 'focuses on developing effective, confident science leadership for whole school impact on science teaching and learning'. Thank you to Ms Frankau for all her hard work on this!
In addition to this award, St George's have been chosen to be part of Science Champions - an initiative in Southwark, aiming to improve science teaching and learning in schools across the borough!
How Science is broken down, across the Key Stages, in the National Curriculum is shown below:
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2