St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Mrs Catherine Greenall is our Subject Leader for Science

Our vision for Science is to develop children’s passion for a subject that will enable them to be curious about the world and scientific phenomena. We want to create an environment where the children can feel confident to learn from their mistakes and deepen their scientific knowledge by applying a range of skills. We believe these opportunities will equip them to become life-long learners and continually question the world around them.

Science permeates almost every aspect of our daily life; it provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. Children should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


We believe children should develop enquiring minds and the ability to question. This will build on their natural curiosity and enable them to understand and care for the world in which they live. 
Through our well-planned, and sequenced Science curriculum our children acquire the vital knowledge and skills required for the next stages of their learning journey and on into adulthood. This enables the children of St Martin & St Mary’s Primary School to become successful, active and positive members of their local community and wider world living and understanding life in all its fullness.


The National Curriculum Guidance aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

In addition, we aim to:

  • Build on the children’s natural curiosity
  • Teach the children scientific knowledge
  • Teach the children scientific skills
  • Encourage children to investigate, think analytically, ask questions and develop positive attitudes of science
  • Teach children to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language
  • Teach children how to evaluate their findings and suggest explanations