The geography curriculum at St Paul's is delivered through a cross-curricular approach, providing an opportunity for children to understand, appreciate and celebrate the rich diversity of the world we live in. An understanding of place knowledge will be developed, starting with our local area and then expanding to encompass the United Kingdom and other countries around the world. We aim to expose our children to a variety of different cultures and continually encourage them to make comparisons.
Children will learn that they are part of a global community. They will consider the impact that they have on the environment and learn to be responsible citizens as they study human and physical geography. This is provided primarily through first-hand experiences. As children progress through the school, they will develop their geographical skills. These include: using and understanding maps; using digital technology; and fieldwork skills.
Science at St Paul's is taught through a topic-based approach, making links with other areas of the National Curriulum in order to help the children to embed their learning. The children learn about a wide range of science topics including: Sound, Forces, Plants, Materials, Animals including Humans, Electricity and Evolution.
We ensure that the science learning at St Paul's is exciting and engaging. We aim to provide the children with first hand experiences and experiments that will instil awe, wonder and a passion to discover new things.
This is also celebrated during National Science Week, Big Science Days and workshops/visitors, along with Science club during the summer terms. During each academic year, the children will be encouraged to think 'scientifically' to ask questions, make observations, devise tests, record results, draw conclusions and identify and classify in a range of contexts.