Science Curriculum

At St Elizabeth’s, we believe Science is a key subject for allowing children to fulfil their natural curiosity and interest in the world in which they live. Our aim is to develop the essential skills of questioning, predicting, testing, communicating and drawing conclusions.

The children work through investigations on a practical basis. Science lessons cover the three main areas of: Life and Living Processes, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes.  Through trying, doing, experimenting, preserving and co-operating our school provides learning opportunities for every child. 

We encourage children to raise questions rather than accept facts unchallenged. We believe in promoting the ability to predict, hypothesise, observe and measure. Careful manipulation of variables to perform a fair test and evaluation of available evidence are also essential investigative skills to foster in the primary classroom.

Above all we attempt to engender the enjoyment and excitement of discovery and the ability to solve practical problems using specialist apparatus and digital technology where possible.

Click here to view the Statutory Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets for Science.