What goes up must come down.

Isaac Newton – English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author.


Science Lead:

Ms Gibney

Follow the Twitter hashtag #STMScience to see scientists in action throughout St Michael’s, from Nursery to Year 6. #STMUnderstandingthe World

Science: Intent-What do we aspire for our children?

At St. Michael’s, it is our intention to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences through our explore Curriculum.

Our curriculum allows children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions using  broad and varied scientific vocabulary, about the world around them.

As children progress through the year groups, from EYFS to Year 6, they build on their skills in working scientifically, their scientific knowledge and scientific vocabulary as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests, identifying and classifying, modelling, pattern seeking, observing over time and  researching using secondary evidence to answer a range of scientific questions.

The Haringey and Science Bug scheme of work we follow, ensure that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum with clear end points, that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of science  within EYFS, Understanding the World curriculum  and  the national curriculum for KS1 and KS2.

Our progressive curriculum addresses and constantly explores  key substantive knowledge highlighted in the National Curriculum objectives as well as the disciplinary knowledge needed to achieve these end goals.

Implementation-How will we deliver the curriculum?

Our teaching and learning pedagogy

We have developed our pedagogy and curriculum in line with Rosenshine’s Principles of instruction. Through effective teaching, we support children to learn more and remember more. At the forefront of our practice to help secure progression is retrieval.  The children have planned retrieval during every science lesson. This exposes them to newly and previously taught knowledge across previous and current year groups objectives, until learners are secure.

Talk like a scientist;

Our science curriculum aims to develop a higher level of scientific vocabulary from EYFS to Year 6.  Our vocabulary is well sequenced to ensure progression and challenge.

Vocabulary is taught explicitly throughout every science lesson using our whole school techniques of ‘my turn, your turn’, using a variety of different voices for repetition.

The importance of Working Scientifically

Working scientifically can enhance skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and analysis. It also improves practical skills including conducting experiments, handling scientific equipment, recording data precisely, and interpreting results.

It allows learners to engage in hands-on activities that help them develop a deeper understanding of scientific concepts and principles.

Science Gallery

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British Science Week 2023

For British Science Week this year, the theme was ‘Connections!’.

Nearly all inventions and innovations in science, maths and technology are built on connections; this can be between two or more people (the more brain power the better!), connections between new and old learning, topics or items. For example, Evolution shows us the ways that animals, humans and plants are all connected!

This year, we decided to base our science week on Inspirational Women in the field of Science.

Mary Anning

Whole School Science Overview