At St John’s Walham Green our aim is to nurture in our children a love and enthusiasm for science. Through a carefully-planned programme of study and hands-on experiences, the children will acquire important scientific knowledge and skills. The emphasis will be on the importance of scientific method as a way of developing rigorous decision-making skills, as well as the explicit teaching of relevant scientific vocabulary, which will enable the children to communicate like scientists.
Most importantly, science at St John’s strives to imbue pupils with an attitude of courage necessary for the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, whilst inspiring independence and promoting self-learning. We also aim to provide our pupils with regular opportunities to work in pairs and as part of a team.
All of this is done with our three core Christian Values at the heart of everything: courage, compassion and wisdom. Courage never to give up and to persevere even when the learning is challenging; compassion to help create a shared understanding of how to treat each other both inside and outside of the classroom and to appreciate that we all learn in different ways and at different paces; and wisdom to learn from our successes and our mistakes to help us make even wiser choices the next time.