St Helen's Primary School

St. Helen's Primary School



 In Science pupils are taught a curriculum which is both knowledge and skills based. We aim to develop the children’s ability to work scientifically throughout all the areas of study, making links with other subjects and giving children opportunities to apply their knowledge through their own investigations.

Our bespoke curriculum is designed around a rolling programme which allows the children to build on the skills learned each year and apply them in different contexts.

Pupils will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

Pupils will 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.

Pupils will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.



Our Science Principles

At St. Helen’s Primary School we are embarking on the process of achieving the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). We have gathered the thoughts of many stakeholders of our school and created a set of science principles that we believe are fundamental to effective science learning.

Through our science principles we aim to:

  • Raise the profile of science
  • Refine and improve the teaching and learning of science.
  • Celebrate excellence in primary science



British Science Week

8th -17th March 2019

“British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths!”

This week, in school, we have been celebrating British Science Week!  The challenge was to look at scientific journeys; on Earth, in space and in nature.  In each class we have completed a scientific investigation looking at different journeys and their impacts.  The whole school have enjoyed being scientists for the week!






Curriculum Experiences

Year 6 visit to the Planetarium

Year 6 have visited the planetarium recently at St Hild's School. They learnt about light and looked at the different constellations.







Year 4 Magnets Investigation


In year 4, children carried out an investigation to determine which was the strongest magnets by attaching paper clips to each one. 









Year 6 Challenging Industry

Year 6 took part in a Challenging Industry session. 
They needed to build a circuit that would light when water reached a particular level.