Church of England Primary School
At St Mabyn school, through God’s love we learn, grow and flourish together.
St Mabyn Church of England Primary School
Our school is one part of a family of well-connected schools. It is a small, nurturing school packed full of love: love for one another; love for learning; love for our neighbours and community and love for God. It comfortably sits in the heart of a picturesque, small rural village being over looked by St Mabyn Church. In our school, adults and children collaborate to create a safe learning environment where everyone can flourish and achieve greatness, becoming curious imaginative life-long learners. St Mabyn School is the gateway through which the future possibility of the adult emerges.
"My little children, let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth,"
At St Mabyn Primary School we recognise the importance of Science to our daily lives; we share the Science aims of the 2014 National curriculum to promote excitement, curiosity and questioning within our pupils by developing:-
St Mabyn recognises the importance of developing scientific understanding through experiential learning and provides quality first hand experiences of science both inside the classroom and outside in our wonderful grounds and rural location. Children are asked and ask big questions; through different approaches to investigations, they arrive at answers that promote discussion using modelled scientific vocabulary which may challenge their perceptions and question their spirituality.
Our Science curriculum is shaped by our school vision, values and curriculum drivers CAN:-
Develop a Caring heart- Children will find out who they are, their place within the world and how they fit in.
Develop an Active mind and body- Children will have the wisdom to use their knowledge and skills to be the best learners now and for their future.
Develop a Nurturing character- Children will stand up for themselves and others; respect each other, be prepared for personal challenge and successfully collaborate.
We aim to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish in Science to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be.
Where ever possible, Science knowledge and skills are linked to Class topics which have been decided through discussion with the children; teachers use the progression of skills to ensure that prior knowledge is built upon and scientific understanding is mapped out within the year and across years. As we are a small school, classes may cross key stages and phases. During transition, information is shared with the next teacher, to ensure that all children by the time they reach y6 will have had a full and broad curriculum that meets statutory requirements, seizes opportunities to make the most of cross-curricular links, incidental curiosities and supports local and national scientific initiatives. Children were consulted about ‘Good Science’ lessons and these expectations have been incorporated into our curriculum design and implementation.