We are thrilled to announce that St Joseph's has been awarded the PSQM (Gilt) for the quality of our science provision in school. This is a prestigious national award which has been awarded to celebrate our commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Science remains a compulsory national curriculum subject. It allows children to explore the world around them and develop an understanding about how and why some things happen. Here at St. Joseph’s, we ensure that science is progressive across the school. This means that children will revisit and build on their previous learning which allows them to deepen their understanding.
We pride ourselves on our outdoor learning. Children are given opportunities within each year group to learn about living things and their habitats through hands on experiences such as Forest School and eco work within class.
Teachers plan and deliver practical lessons which the children will remember, such as walking on the hills to explore rock formation or changes in weather. Children also plan and carry out experiments which help to develop their scientific skills as well as their subject knowledge in areas such as electricity, light, sound, and Earth and space.