St John’s Science Vision Statement
“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” (Mae Jemison, first African American woman astronaut in space).
At St John’s, we believe an adventurous science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe; promotes a respect for the natural world and all human life and inspires ambition for positive change.
Our curriculum aims to support our children to develop a deeper understanding of the natural and humanly constructed world around them through observing, exploring, and discussing their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific phenomena; and explaining relationships and interactions in a manner that encompasses that of a scientist.
Through engaging hands-on experiences, carefully sequenced lessons that build on prior learning and cross-curricular links all of which plan for progression and depth, we nurture inquisitive minds to appreciate and value the importance of science now and for future generations. Throughout, children are exposed to the many inspirational pathways science can lead them to.