Science at St Alban’s Academy is taught through practical activity with a systematic study of the physical and natural world, through the experimental opportunities provided. The learning opportunities come from the National curriculum to ensure that the high standards of national expectations of teaching and learning are met. The curriculum provides captivating and exciting opportunities for all children. We keep track of all standards through our building blocks which children achieve to ensure further progress is made.
At St Albans’s Academy, we encourage children to become successful, motivated and independent learners by developing their resilience and fostering a consistent learning culture across our school. Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum. We aim to provide children with captivating, motivating learning opportunities, which allow them to become engaged, active learners that are able to think critically. Constantly, children are encouraged to make links, express their own ideas and establish ways of doing things so that they become articulate, confident learners.
In Science, we offer many different teaching and learning styles such as:
Our main aim is to enhance and develop the scientific mind-set of children, to heighten their knowledge and understanding through various learning opportunities. Through Science, we aim to:
Teachers at St Alban’s collaboratively work together to team teach and show children that nothing is impossible! Science has changed the lives of people, therefore it is vital to our children’s future. Children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is happening and how things behave and why they behave this way.