The principal focus of science teaching at St Peter’s is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly constructed world around them.
Children are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. They are helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, including observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding things out using secondary sources of information. They are taught to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas to a range of audiences in a variety of ways. Most of the learning about science is done through the use of first-hand practical experiences, but there is also some use of appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos.
"The impact of these Christian values is shown in the exemplary behaviour of the children and their growing empathy and compassion for others."