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St Mary's
Church of England Primary School

A learning community dedicated to building
respectful and responsible citizens and empowering all learners.


“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Edwin Powell Hubble


Primary science can be split in to four broad topics:


Scientific Enquiry & Investigative Skills

Developing investigative skills is a key requirement of the primary science curriculum. One important aspect is thinking about safety, so we always talk about wearing protective clothing, washing hands, and using the correct, well-maintained equipment.



Your child will learn about the properties of different materials the whole way through primary school, in increasingly complex detail. The lessons encourage children to start understanding the properties of and differences between materials and their possible uses. 


Physical processes

Understanding physical processes is a core science learning objective throughout primary school. This area focuses on sound, forces and electricity. 


Life processes and living things

Your child will study life and living things throughout primary school, looking at the complexity of nature in increasing detail as they advance through each school year. Children learn about humans, animals, plants and the environment.