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Subject Leadership 

Miss Rebecca Holt


Children are naturally fascinated by everything in the world around them and Science makes a valuable contribution to their understanding. In our school, Science is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live.


Children have opportunities to do this through investigation, discussions and using and applying process skills. We approach teaching with real life scenarios that encourage children to ask questions and develop skills for everyday life.


The aims of teaching Science at our school are:

 To teach Science in an enjoyable, purposeful and practical way.

 To encourage curiosity.

 To develop pupils’ enthusiasm towards Science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life.

 To make links between Science and STEM.

 To use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of concepts.

 To foster an interest and enthusiasm towards scientific enquiry.

 To ensure a detailed coverage of Scientific skills in line with the National Curriculum and with St Paul’s bespoke, whole school curriculum.

 To teach children to use equipment safely and sensibly.

Science Vocabulary Progression Document

Working Scientifically - Our Investigations 

Pre-school - What happens when volcanoes erupt?

Year 1 - Invertebrate safari!

Year 3 - Investigating how magnets attract and repel

Year 4 - How do different drinks affect our teeth?

Year 5 - Which material is the best thermal insulator to keep a drink warm?

Year 5 - observing how heat can change the state of materials

Extra curricular opportunities are vital in further developing children's love for learning. They are proven to further enhance educational outcomes and enable children to flourish in a variety of curriculum areas.

We have a varied Science enrichment offer of:

  • STEM Club 
  • Forest School 
  • Bushcraft 
  • MAD Science

Bushcraft club

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6