We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st Century. We believe that the teaching of science to children at St. Teresa’s, develops an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the varied environments of the world.
Our Science curriculum aims to:
- Ensure that the curriculum evolves as the science world moves forward and engages the children’s curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world, to develop their enjoyment and interest in science, appreciating its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
- Use a range of investigations and practical activities to give children a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science while introducing them to the language and vocabulary of science
- Develop the connection between science, as separate strands (Biology, Chemistry and Physics stars), as part of the STEM approach to solving problems and developing new technologies
- Develop children’s practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements, to include developing the use of computing in their science studies
- Extend the learning environment for our children through trips to environmental and learning areas, museums and welcoming science visitors to the school
- Promote a healthy lifestyle for our children