At St James, our science studies follows the National Curriculum 2014. We believe that science teaches children an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do and it also teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. The children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future. Our teaching and the children’s learning enables the children to:

  • Ask and answer scientific questions;
  • Plan and carry out scientific investigations, with the correct use of equipment:
  • Know about life processes;
  • Know about materials, electricity, light, sound, and natural forces;
  • Know about the nature of the solar system, including Earth;
  • Know how to evaluate evidence, and to present conclusions both clearly and accurately