At Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, our vision is to provide a science curriculum which enables pupils to explore and discover the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We do this through exciting, practical, hands on experiences, which encourage curiosity and foster learning.
Young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. At Our Lady, Star of the Sea we provide a stimulating EYFS curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Through hands-on, enquiry-based activities, children will experience the joy of learning ‘how’ and ‘why’. We seek to promote this open-mindedness and further develop their enquiring minds, so they eventually become independent learners.
We believe in equality of access, and endeavour to unlock pupils’ potential for future life choices. STEM is integral to our delivery of the curriculum and is interwoven with our topics. Real-life examples are a fundamental part of our approach and members of the community are regularly invited in to share their experience and expertise. Workshops often have a STEM focus and give pupils the opportunity to explore science in a cross-curricular manner. We encourage pupils to be confident to ask questions and not to be afraid of getting it wrong, but instead viewing it as an opportunity to learn.
At Our Lady, Star of the Sea, we have a whole school ethos of respecting both the immediate and wider environment and community. We encourage the children to be responsible and recognise how lucky we are to have our school grounds to be used as a resource.
By providing these opportunities, we ensure that our children are motivated, confident, life-long learners who will continue to explore the world around them, way beyond their time at primary school.