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Year 5 at the Museum of Science and Industry

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Our Intent

 

At St. Francis de Sales, our aim is to provide a high-quality Science education providing foundations for understanding the world. Through building key knowledge and understanding of concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of curiosity about natural phenomena.

 

We aim to ensure all pupils:

 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through a variety of different scientific enquiries that help them to answer questions about the world around them;
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
  • are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

Our focus on open-ended investigative activities gives our pupils the opportunity to:

  • test out their own ideas experimentally
  • use a variety of investigative approaches including fair testing; observation; pattern-seeking; exploring and making models
  • develop practical skills

     · carry out investigative fieldwork

  • appreciate the importance of experimental evidence

 

 St. Francis de Sales aims to maximise the opportunities which Science offers to provide cross-curricular links with other curriculum subjects.

Implementation

Impact

Percentage below, at or above the expected standard for Science in each Year Group at the end of the academic year 2016/17. 'Talented' are those who are above and show a particularly high level of ability.

 

Science

2016\17

Low

Middle

High

Talented

(Y4) End Y3

34

66

19

13

(Y5) End Y4

32

68

23

16

(Y6) End Y5

31

69

24

19

(Y7) End Y6

19

81

27

24

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