Mrs Lowe is responsible for science in our school.

In our school we encourage children to explore their understanding of the world through the scientific skills of observation, comparing and contrasting, questioning, investigating, testing and recording.


Science subject knowledge covers twelve key area:

  1. Plants
  2. Living things and their habitats
  3. Animals, including humans
  4. Evolution and inheritance
  5. Seasonal changes
  6. Materials
  7. Rocks
  8. Light
  9. Forces
  10. Sound
  11. Electricity
  12. Earth and space

Topics are often covered several times during a child’s time in school and each time children will build on their previous learning in order to develop a deeper understanding of the topic.


Science teaching can take place in a variety of settings and across all areas of the curriculum e.g. children will learn about the changes that happen to their body as they grow in HRE as well as science and they might investigate the effects of exercise on their heart rate as part of PE.


Science is not always a classroom based subject and learning can take place as part of school trips, themed activity weeks and outdoor exploration.


We want our children to grow up with a sense of awe and wonder and an eagerness to explore their place in the God’s world.We do this by making sure that science is taught using the following School Principles:

At The Cathedral Catholic Primary School,

Science looks good when:

  • We are excited about science and want to learn.

  • We use questions to help us find out more.

  • We find answers by doing.

  • We know scientific vocabulary and choose which skills to use.

  • We learn in different places.

  • We carry on learning at home.

  • We all work together to take risks and tackle challenges

  • We record and present our findings in different ways.



Science Documents

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