St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Science Intent



Welcome to Science at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. Are you curious about science? Do you know what jobs and careers use science? We promise to provide you with a practical curriculum where you will have the chance to learn and find things out by yourself, giving you the chance to really understand science in the world around us.  We want you to be naturally curious about the world around you, to have that sense of wonder about natural phenomena. In fact, we will harness and develop both your curiosity and wonder by providing you with a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.


Throughout the school we will encourage you to develop and use a range of working scientific skills including questioning, researching and observing. We will always promote and celebrate your use of these skills in and out of the classroom.  At the start of each topic we will ask you what you already know. We will use this to deliver an interesting, engaging hands-on approach to Science. You will be provided with the scientific vocabulary to help you explain what you know or have found out. You will use resources to test, experiment and record your results. There will be a number of visitors coming into school performing amazing experiments, sharing the wonders of science in the world around us and its use in different jobs. It is our responsibility to deepen your respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its phenomena.


To really succeed in our approach at St Mary’s, we will provide a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that will give you the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world around us. Our engagement with the local environment ensures that you will learn through varied and first-hand experiences of the world around you. Through various workshops, trips and interactions with experts, you will gain the understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. You will learn the possibilities for careers in science, as a result of our connection with national agencies such as the STEM association and be able to learn from professionals and other positive role models within the field of science.

Whole School Topic Overview