Our ambitious curriculum is skills and knowledge rich and has been developed using the curriculum map from Primary Knowledge Curriculum combined with subject leader expertise and elements of the Cornerstone Curriculum. This has created the 'Guardian Angels Catholic Curriculum' ensuring the best possible provision to meet the needs of all of our pupils.
Pupils will be taught units of work that cover and go beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils will encounter people who have made significant contributions to the field of science over time, understanding that science has been a quest for understanding for many years, and will continue to be so in the future.
Science enables us to plummet the mysteries of the mind of the Creator of the universe and inform our world view through a deeper understanding of the inter-connectedness of all levels of creation. Scientific exploration and discovery, helps our children to recognise their potential and responsibility through the development of humility and the dependence on their ability to discern how to make the right choices. Science encourages children to respond to the big questions of the purpose and meaning of life as it works in collaboration with other disciplines within the curriculum.
By the end of the primary school education, pupils will:
- Have an understanding of the key domains of knowledge and can use key concepts to make links between domains
- Ask questions and make observations about the world around them using scientific knowledge
- Analyse data and articulate evidenced conclusions
- Follow and design scientific enquiries
- Have an understanding of some of the major issues facing our planet and an appreciation of the importance of science to wider society