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St Francis Church of England School


Science Leader - Miss Sahonta

Science at St Francis Primary School encourages the children to develop observational skills, make hypotheses and draw conclusions. Exploring, questioning, investigating and evaluating are important skills which extend across this curriculum. The Science curriculum that we deliver through our Cornerstone topics, enables our children to learn through fun, practical investigations, as well as by using and applying process skills. Children look forward to engaging science lessons that provide them with the best skills for their future education and careers.

Our aims in teaching science include:

  • building on children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems
  • encouraging open-mindedness, self-criticism, perseverance and responsibility
  • preparing children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world
  • fostering concern about, and appreciation of, our environment
  • building children’s self-confidence to enable them to work independently and developing their social skills to work co-operatively with others
  • helping children to acquire a progressive understanding of scientific ideas
  • giving children the experience of scientific processes
  • helping children to acquire practical science skills
  • providing children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and be motivated to study science further

St Francis Science Long Term Coverage of Knowledge by Year Group

St Francis Science Long Term Coverage of Skills by Year Group