Message sent from:
Science logo 3
Science logo 3


Subject Leader: Miss Sorcha Rudgley

Link Governor: Mrs Natalie Cordon


At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School our children love Science and are Scientists! We aim to give every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be astronauts, research scientists, engineers or marine biologists. We want our children to remember their science lessons in our school. We will achieve this by providing stimulating, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning.  At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we have a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum which has been carefully designed and developed with the need of every child at the centre of what we do. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the science National Curriculum but to prepare them with transferable skills for careers of the future and to be stewards of a global community. 


At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Science topics are taught within each year group in accordance with the National Curriculum. 

  • Topics are blocked to allow children to focus on developing their knowledge and skills, studying each topic in depth. 
  • Every year group will build upon the learning from prior year groups therefore developing depth of understanding and progression of skills. 
  • Children explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as conclude their findings. 
  • Children present their findings and learning using science specific language, observations and diagrams. 
  • At the start of each topic children will review previous learning and will have the opportunity to share what they already know about a current topic. 
  • Teachers use highly effective assessment for learning in each lesson to ensure misconceptions are highlighted and addressed. 
  • Effective modelling by teachers ensures that children are able to achieve their learning intention, with misconceptions addressed within it. 
  • Through using a range of assessment tools, differentiation is facilitated by teachers, to ensure that each pupil can access the Science curriculum. 
  • Pupils are regularly given the opportunity for self or peer assessment, which will then be used to inform planning, preparation, differentiation and address misconceptions within that lesson, or for the next lesson. 
  • Cross-curricular links are planned for through enrichment activities. For example, by participating in British Science Week, in which exciting and inclusive activities are planned for all children. 

Useful Documents

The following file will give you an overview of the Science curriculum at St Mary's and our expectations of pupils in this subject area:


The impact of this curriculum design will lead to outstanding progress over time, across key stages, relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills. Children will therefore be expected to leave St Mary’s Catholic Primary School reaching at least age-related expectations for Science. Through our lessons, experiments, investigations and enrichment activities, our Science curriculum will lead pupils to be enthusiastic Science learners and understand that science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. We want to empower our children so they understand they have the capability to change the world. This is evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their work and their overwhelming enjoyment for science. 

Hit enter to search