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Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena through the disciplines of chemistry, physics and biology. It aims to stimulate a child's curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect them on a personal, national and global level.

We aim for our pupils to be equipped with the scientific skills and knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and in the future.

At Netherseal St. Peter’s Primary School, we believe that every child should learn about science in a way that is engaging, educational and relevant. By the time they leave primary school, children need the right knowledge and investigative skills for their secondary education. It is important that they are able to see the relevance of science in their own lives, and imagine future science related careers based upon it.

Science is taught throughout the year in a cross curricular, thematic ‘block’ which enables children to make subject links and utilise their preferred learning styles.

We recognise the importance of acquiring key knowledge and believe that the content of lessons should be as memorable as the activity. Our science curriculum provides in-depth coverage of all units with a look back, look forwards approach. Content is sequenced so that it is spaced, revisited and builds on previous learning, providing a memory schema for committing knowledge to long term memory.

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Science Units:



Plants and Animals




British Science Week 2024.  The theme this year was ‘Time’.  Pupils worked in vertical groups to investigate the swing of a pendulum, explore the lifecycle of a butterfly and design a Farm of the Future.  In the afternoon, all pupils split into two teams to research theories surrounding the extinction of dinosaurs.  They then came together to take part in The Great Dinosaur Debate. Staff were really impressed with their questioning, reasoning and debating skills!

Key Stage 2 took part in the Rolls Royce science festival where they made periscopes and resistant putty and learnt about buoyancy and ballast in submarines.

Class 2 grew a rainbow and did an experiment to mix the colours of fruity sweets on their science afternoon. The shells of the coloured sweets are made from sugar so when the warm water was added, they dissolved. As the colours met, they mixed to make new colours!

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Pupils created posters during British Science Week based on 'Innovating for the Future'.



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Class 2


Class 1