Overview

We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for their future life. We believe that the teaching of science develops in our children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment.

Through the framework of the National Curriculum our science teaching aims to promote transferable questioning and analytical skills; an understanding of key scientific concepts and processes which are embedded in everyday experiences and the ability to communicate ideas effectively in a range of ways. By exploring established scientific endeavour we strive to understand our relationship with the world and consider how our ideas have changed over time and where they might lead us in the future.

The following link will give you information about the Science National Curriculum and expectations in Key Stage one and Key Stage two:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf

At St Francis of Assisi we aim to prepare our children for the demands of their future lives. Our Science curriculum and learning has a strong emphasis on practical, transferable skills which will enhance all areas of their learning.

We endeavor to teach the children to be curious about the world they live in, analytical of evidence and respectful of God’s creation, understanding how to live sustainably and responsibly within it.

Our curriculum builds on children’s experiences and understanding, through their observations, experiments and ideas. We place these   within a structure of current scientific understanding and develop investigative skills so that children are equipped to follow their own lines of enquiry and ways in which they might improve investigations. They learn to collect, present and analyse data and communicate their findings, recognising they are part of a larger scientific community.

Above all we have fun learning how to work safely and cooperatively.