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Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Links with Children’s Rights

Science and Technology promotes children's survival rights and their right to healthcare (Articles 6, 24, 27, 33). Learning also enables children to experience their right to participate, freedom of expression and accurate information (Articles 12, 13 and 17). This area of learning also promotes understanding Article 16, the right to privacy


The importance of science and technology in our modern world cannot be overstated. Developments in these areas have always been drivers of change in society, underpinning innovation and impacting on everyone’s lives economically, culturally and environmentally. As such, the Science and Technology Area of Learning and Experience will be increasingly relevant in the opportunities young people encounter and the life choices that they make.


This Area draws on the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, design and technology, and physics to enhance learners’ knowledge and understanding of the world.


What Matters in Science and Technology 


  • Being curious and searching for answers is essential to understanding and predicting phenomena.
  • Design thinking and engineering offer technical and creative ways to meet society’s needs and wants.
  • The world around us is full of living things which depend on each other for survival.
  • Matter and the way it behaves defines our universe and shapes our lives.
  • Forces and energy provide a foundation for understanding our universe. 
  • Computation is the foundation for our digital world.


Progression in Science and Technology 


  • Increasing breadth and depth of knowledge
  • Deepening understanding of the ideas and disciplines within areas of learning and experience
  • Refinement and growing sophistication in the use and application of skills
  • Making connections and transferring learning into new contexts
  • Increasing effectiveness as a learner


In Cila, we encourage children to explore links with Science, Technology and the real world.  

Learning in Science and Technology in Cila includes for example:


  • Science investigations
  • Let’s think Science / Discovery Dog Activities
  • Planting,growing and harvesting
  • Outdoor learning when appropriate
  • Links with STEM Activities
  • Design, make and evaluate approach
  • Digital Club/ Digital Ambassadors
  • Coding devices- BBC microbits
  • Minecraft activities
  • Cluster/Bay Partnership – Internet Safety projects
  • Use of Bee bots
  • Use of digital devices eg chrome books, iPads, cameras
  • Use of Digital Learning Platforms – Hwb, class page, Reading Eggs, Readiwriter, Abacus. 

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