At St Osmund's, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. Our Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about the world around us, promotes respect for the living and non-living and develops a sense of excitement about natural phenomena. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at the 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.Through building up a body of key knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to understand and recognise how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Science, at St Osmund's, is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.