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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1


In Science, the children develop their subject knowledge of living things, materials and physical processes in the world around them. In Key Stage 1, children will experience and learn about the world around them through topics such as ‘Materials’, ‘Seasonal changes’ and ‘Classifying plants and animals’. In Key Stage 2, the children develop their scientific enquiry skills through topics such as ‘Parts of a plant’, ‘Light’ and ‘Microorganisms’.


Throughout the topics studied, children are taught and encouraged to use appropriate scientific language.  As well as studying different topics, the children are given lots of opportunities to develop their ‘working scientifically’ skills by asking questions, performing tests, classifying and grouping objects, making observations over short and longer periods of time, gathering and recording data and drawing conclusions from their results. Children are given the opportunity to use a range of scientific equipment during these investigative lessons.


To support our exciting Science curriculum, we use our extensive grounds to learn about living things and physical processes. Throughout the year, we arrange for visitors to come into school for whole-school celebrations such as National Science Week and to enhance the teaching of particular topic areas.