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St Francis Braintree

Science

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.

                        

Explore our Science Curriculum - Our Implementation

 

Our Science Galleries - Our Impact

SCIENCE GALLERIES

Year 1 - Design & Technology / Science - Cooking & Nutrition - Fruit or Non-Fruit?

To begin our unit of learning, the children learned that edible parts of plants are called vegetables. We learned that if the edible part has a seed, it is also a fruit. We used this new learning to look at different edible plants and decided if they were fruits or non-fruits. We then looked at where on the plant vegetables and fruits grow. We deduced that fruits always grow above ground. This also linked nicely with our learning in science about parts of plants. We loved thinking that we could eat every part of different plants!

 

 

 Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement


science intent statement 2024.pdf