'Great are the works of the Lord. They are studied by all who delight in them.'
Primary Science Quality Mark 2021
St Joseph’s is very excited to be working towards the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark).
Miss Guy is leading the school in further strengthening the profile of science and the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school. Through subject monitoring, our starting points have been established and a range of activities and strategies are being implemented to ensure that our pupils are enthused and inspired by science as well as challenged and resilient.
Our Science Vision
At St Joseph’s, we aim to provide a curriculum which encourages our children to follow their own interests and which enthuses and inspires them to be inquisitive learners with skills that enable them to move into the world with a passion for life-long learning.
Our Science provision at St Joseph’s encourages curiosity, engagement, perseverance, open-mindedness and co-operation. We aim to inspire our pupils to develop an interest in science, through first-hand experiences and practical work. The values of resilience, learning through mistakes and self-led investigation are encouraged and celebrated.
Science Principles and Intent
At St Joseph’s, we believe that science is good when:
Pupils are provided with opportunities to take their learning outside the classroom, and learning in science carries on beyond the classroom and after the school day ends.
Pupils use scientific vocabulary to explain their thinking.
Teachers have access to a range of quality resources to enhance science teaching and provision.
There are opportunities for children to ask deep, meaningful questions about what they wonder and they are given opportunities to investigate their own ideas.
There are opportunities for collaborative learning, where pupils are supported to share their ideas and participate in quality conversations.
There is a high level of engagement, with both pupils and staff experiencing excitement and Science is perceived as ‘fun’.
Pupils are challenged appropriately at the correct level to ensure progression throughout the school.
Mad Science Day
Useful Links for Science:
Create your own home or school experiments with Science Bob!
BBC Science Links for 4-11yr olds
Fun Interactive Science Games and Investigations
Science Games and Activities for Kids
Science Museum –Interactive Games and Information