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the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

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(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

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school will be advised that the child has been involved.
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In Science, we try to encourage children to develop their enquiry and investigation skills throughout a range of exciting topics.  We also like to have themed days, where all the children's scientific skills are utilised!





We follow the Lancashire Key learning documents to plan from and provide children with exciting topics to deepen their scientific understanding. We cover the key skills from the National Curriculum, but through exciting topics which are question-based and focus on developing a child-centred approach to investigation.  Some recent examples are: 

  • What makes an animal an animal?
  • Can you invent an animal?
  • What happens if we do not eat healthy food?
  • Why do we eat things that are green?




How can I help my child learn well in this subject? 

Science is all around us, so try linking topics and new learning to the real-world wherever possible.  Also, try to get children to teach you about what they have learnt, using new terminology.   Turning science knowledge into art projects can also be a good opportunity to discuss what they have learnt.


Reading technology sections of newspapers or watching documentaries are also excellent ways of developing your child's scientific understanding.  Going for walks or visits and discussing the natural world is also highly beneficial.



Science Week 

Every year we hold our annual Science week and the children where take part in lots of experiments and workshops. This year Science Week is the 5-16th March.



External Links

BBC Science

Natural History Museum website



Who can I speak to for more information, or if I wish to discuss my child's progress in this subject?

Please speak to your child's class teacher or our subject leader for Science is Miss Taylor.  Please speak to her if you have any further questions about this subject.