Science at St. Ignatius

It is our intention at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School to develop in all children a lifelong curiosity and interest in science. We intend for children to have the best possible opportunities to learn through systematic investigations of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the world which rely on first-hand experiences. Through the new National curriculum 2014, children’s entitlement to participate fully in science is realised and this must be adopted as a consistent approach throughout school. As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions and concepts.

Through science, the pupils at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its phenomena.



“The important thing is to never stop questioning” – Albert Einstein



Aims and Objectives:

  • To deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in ways that are imaginative and purposeful.
  • To encourage and develop children’s interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm in science.
  • To plan a variety of practical activities which encourage the development of investigation, exploration, prediction, collaboration, observation, measurement and evaluation skills.
  • To develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
  • To relate science to everyday life through the use of everyday materials and situations.
  • To support children’s literacy, numeracy and technology skills within a scientific concept.
  • To meet the individual needs of each child so that they fulfill their potential in science.
  • To promote a ‘healthy lifestyle’ in our children.

Please see our Science Policy and Long Term Plan for all classes below for more information.

We currently work on a two or three year rolling programme due to mixed age year groups.


Science Policy

Detailed Planning Coming Soon!

Latest Science News


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Nursery British Science Week 2020

Nursery had a very exciting week for Science Week! We tried to make windows in blocks of ice using salt, warm water and cold water. We found out that warm water worked really well. We tried to identify different fabrics using only our sense of touch. We investigated the different types of bubbles we could […]

British Science Week 2020

Our week kicked off with a fantastic visit from the ‘Wonderdome School Planetarium Show’ for all classes followed by lots of hands-on activities across school! An exciting week for all!