At St Francis we are committed to providing all children with an exciting and relevant science curriculum. This fosters a strong sense of questioning, acceptance and understanding of findings through hands on investigative work. Aiding learners to be ‘encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of awe and wonder and scientific thinking’ (Programmes of study key stage 1 & 2.) throughout the school.We believe in the power of outdoor learning therefore, the children take part in science within the local environment, in house workshops with experts within the field of science. Trips include the Science Museum, Natural History, Godstone Farm, Horniman Museum, Kew Gardens and The Royal Observatory-Greenwich.
Science in The Foundation Stage is planned through Understanding of the World section of the Early Years and Foundation Stage Framework. This allows children to take note and compare their environment, people, places and animals.
We follow the Connect Collins ‘Snap Science’ scheme of work for Year 1-6. It is a scheme which is designed to follow the new science curriculum which is intended to give children ‘ A high quality of science education provides the foundations for understanding the world.’ Teachers can also use other schemes of work as necessary.