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Curriculum Policy - Science

Science at St Mary’s

We feel that how the children learn is as important as what they learn. Children are encouraged to learn by being involved and the key words are activity and enquiry. 

We aim to encourage the children help to plan their learning and evaluate as they progress through their studies.  


Children are fascinated by new discoveries and science fuels and fulfils this inquisitive nature. The children engage in a wide range of collaborative investigative tasks, allowing them to develop important skills for learning, life and work.


We feel a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity.  Here at St Mary’s children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundation knowledge and concepts, we want our children at St Mary’s to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.

Throughout the year we hold 2 science days, where children from all the different age ranges work together on fun and exciting whole-school science investigations.  The children plan, investigate and evaluate their work together.  This has proven to be a fun and stimulating day for all the children and adults!  This year as a school we will be inspiring the children with science activities during National Science Week in March.