Science

Science at St.Joseph The Worker

At St. Joseph The worker we consider Science as a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.

We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. Our aims in teaching science include the following.

  • Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
  • Fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment.
  •  Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.
  •  Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world.
  • Developing our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science.

We endeavour to ensure our children develop positive attitudes; as such we:

  • Encouraging the development of positive attitudes to scientific enquiry and methodolgy.
  • Building on our children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems.
  • Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and responsibility.
  • Building our children’s self-confidence to enable them to work independently.
  • Developing our children’s social skills to work cooperatively with others.
  • Providing our children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further.

NEWS:

Science Fair -  On Wednesday 6th July 2016 our school took part in the Great Science Share Day. All the children  had a fantastic and exciting day learning about science facts through experiments. Our Reception class went on a minibeast hunt.

 

 

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MISSION STATEMENT

“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.

OUR AIMS

  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX