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Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School

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Science at Sir Francis Hill 



         At Sir Francis Hill we want science to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the               way that they do and to understand better the world around them. We want our children to learn to ask                 scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal,               national and global level.


Our science curriculum will give all our children the opportunity:

  •  to ask and answer scientific questions;
  • the skills to plan and carry out scientific investigations, with the correct use of equipment (including computers);
  • to have knowledge about life processes;
  • to know about materials, electricity, light, sound, and natural forces;
  • to know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth;
  • to know how to evaluate evidence, and to present conclusions both clearly and accurately                    




We provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of scientific activities, including scientific knowledge and skills and investigative skills. 

  • Pupils engage in a variety of science activities in topic lessons 

  • Pupils carry out a range of investigations 

  • The long term plan for science sets out the progression and ensures that the National Curriculum requirements are fully met 

  • All teachers have access to planning and resources that can be adapted to meet the needs of all pupils 

  • Children are invited to participate in additional science activities with STEM days  




The successful approach to the teaching of science will result in a fun, engaging, high quality science education, that provides children with the foundations for understanding the world that they can take with them once they complete their primary education.


Children will:

  • demonstrate a love of science and further develop an enquiring mind.
  • retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real life context.
  • be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • be able to articulate their understanding of scientific concepts and be able to reason scientifically using rich language linked to science.
  • demonstrate an ability to: organise, record and interpret results.
  • work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year.
  • make links between science and other subjects such as geography and maths.