St John’s Principles of Science Teaching


We believe that good science teaching should be:

  • based on a secure knowledge of the subject
  • engaging and creative
  • a mixture of practical and written work
  • have a strong real-life context
  • inspired by the questions that children have
  • be challenging


These principles of good science teaching were devised by the staff and were informed by the children of St John’s school, with help from the School Council.