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Picture 1 "Mad Science" visitor doing an Assembly
Picture 2 Planetarium visit to the school, Science Day

At St Peter’s & Clifton we aim to make the school a place where children can explore the world of science and their curiosity can be let loose! We aim to teach topics in an interactive, fun and memorable way. Children are encouraged to think and work scientifically, which is a major part of the new curriculum and is at the heart of every science topic. We see investigations as the driving force of science teaching and learning.

Science is embedded throughout the curriculum to ensure the children are taught the skills and knowledge they need for the future.



Primary Science is split into 4 areas:

  • Scientific Enquiry (Working scientifically – which is taught throughout all science lessons)
  • Life Processes and Living Things
  • Materials and their Properties
  • Physical Processes


To help children learn the different aspects of Science Enquiry, teachers use, reference and display the five types (observing over time; fair testing; identifying and classifying; pattern seeking and researching) as characters. Please see the attached document to see the posters.


At St Peter’s & Clifton we run a 2 year rolling programme for Science (as most other subjects) to ensure a fair, balanced and well resourced range of topics throughout school. We follow the National Curriculum and you can see the long term plan of topics and objectives in the attached document.


The 2018/19 curriculum (Cycle A) is as follows:

  • Ourselves and other animals
  • Keeping Fit and Healthy
  • Changing Materials
  • Forces (KS2 only)
  • Sound (KS2 only)
  • Earth & Beyond (Y5/6 only)


Cycle B will look like this:

  • Plants
  • Habitats
  • Properties of Materials
  • Light (KS2 only)
  • Electricity (KS2 only)

Investigating materials

Investigating materials 1
Investigating materials 2
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Science Day, 2018


The whole school took part in a range of exciting activities as part of Science Day on Tuesday 9th October, 2018 on the theme ‘Our Planet’.


Children in Foundation Stage learnt all about Space, the stars and the weather. Years 1 & 2 were also learning all about Space and they carried out an investigation to find out which material would make the best space suit. Children in KS2 were focussing on protecting our planet. Years 3 & 4 looked at the effects of Palm Oil production have on rainforests while Years 5 & 6 were looking at plastic in our oceans. The children in Years 1 to 6 were also fortunate enough to visit the planetarium where they had a wonderful, visual experience learning all about space, the planets and life on the International Space Station. All the children had a fantastic time!

Y4 Presentation on Orangutans (Science Day, Oct 2018)

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