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Science at FPJS

At FPJS we value Science. Science changes lives and is vital to the world’s future. Science is a fascinating and exciting topic that should inspire children’s curiosity about natural phenomena in the world around us and humankind's impact on this. We seek to motivate pupils to ask questions, develop a passion for exploring ideas and a desire to investigate. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts they try to solve challenging problems and learn from their mistakes, self-reflecting to improve their understanding.  They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes and through this develop their teamwork, collaboration and respect for the world.

“Science is simply the word we use to describe a method to organize our curiosity.” Tim Minchin


How we teach science at FPJS

We use Big Questions to test how accurately the children acquire the key sticky knowledge and/or skills appropriate to the topic. These questions are answered in a variety of ways, through verbal responses, to written tasks to more creative work.

Children understand the question at the start of the topic so they can link their learning to the bigger picture.

Every science lesson taught at FPJS allows children to acquire scientific knowledge related to their topic as well as new skills in order to work scientifically. 

Progression of Skills for Working Scientifically