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Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.

Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.

Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

Our Science Intent

At St Francis Catholic Primary School, Braintree, our intent is to deliver a great Science curriculum that ignites curiosity, develops scientific thinking, and fosters a deep understanding of scientific concepts. Our aim is to provide all pupils with a solid foundation in Science, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the wider world.


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Our Science Galleries - Our Impact


Year 2. Food chains: What do owls eat.

Miss Harmer visits a wonderful owl sanctuary in Norfolk each Easter where she is able to get some owl pellets. The owl pellets were disinfected this morning and then we put on our masks and gloves before exploring the pellets and finding out what the owls had eaten. We found ribs, leg bones, teeth and fur. The children were fascinated and the experience has certainly helped them with their learning about simple food chains.



 Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement

science intent statement 2024.pdf