‘Speak to the earth and it shall teach thee.’
Book of Job (12:8)

St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School understands the need for all pupils to develop their Scientific ability as an essential component of all subjects and as a subject in its own right. A good understanding of scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding helps to support pupils work across the curriculum.
We believe that Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Our science curriculum fosters an environment of scientific working, by generating questions, exploring the environment, researching concepts and both planning and carrying out investigations. The scientific enquiry skills are built-on and developed throughout each year group to enable the children to become independent in their learning, thus, allowing them to take control of their inquisitive natures by forming and answering questions based on a range of scientific concepts. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.

Science in our school should:-

  • be fun and exciting
  • challenge our thinking
  • help us to find out about the World
  • help us to know about ourselves
  • be practical – HANDS ON!
  • inspire our futures
  • give us experiences inside and outside the classroom
  • be taught at least once a week
  • link to our other subjects
  • help us to communicate, share our ideas and work together.


Please click here for a copy of our Science long term plan including the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stages 1 and 2.