Rosary Catholic Primary School

Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rosary Catholic Primary School

“Very exciting... you have fun here!”
- Alejandro

“We respect each other like a family”
- Megan

“Coming here will give you a good education is an amazing school”
- Charlotte

“The Rosary School is a fantastic place... It's a peaceful paradise for learning”
- Laurance

“When I joined in Y1 everyone was accepting and made me feel welcome”
- Abraham

“I don't want to leave because of the great memories I have made here”
- Hannah

“Everyone treats each other like an equal”
- Grace

“We are like one big family, who achieve the best!”
- Toby

“ achieve high levels and get lots of support”
- Findlay

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 Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Teaching and learning at the Rosary school will both cover and enrich the statutory requirements:-

  • Working scientifically
  • Biology (plants, animals including humans, seasonal changes, living things and their habitats, evolution and inheritance)
  • Chemistry (everyday materials, seasonal changes, states of matter, rocks)
  • Physics (light, sound, forces and magnets, electricity, seasonal changes, earth and space) 


National Curriculum Science Programme of Study

The Rosary School Long Term Planning

The Rosary School Progression documents


At the Rosary, our intent is to provide an ambitious curriculum that provides a range of opportunities for children to explore, practise, embed and apply skills and knowledge. Our aim is to encourage pupils to explore and work scientifically; developing scientific knowledge and understanding through practical ‘hands on’ experiences and enquiry. With a high emphasis on practical approaches, our lessons are inclusive and accessible to all. This helps to ensure engagement and enables all pupils to be active participants and learners.


We follow the National Strategy Framework for EYFS and the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. Pupils develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and gain a greater understanding of the world around them. Scientific skills are woven into lessons through different types of investigations and enquires that equip our pupils to with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Enquiry skills taught include Fair Testing, Research, Pattern Seeking, Observing, and Classification and can build into investigations. Investigations are carried out throughout the school at an appropriate level, and by the time children leave the Rosary school, they are well equipped to Question, Predict, Plan, Measure, Record, Conclude and Evaluate. 


Through our curriculum, it is our intention to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery. In turn, we hope that this will then maximise the outcomes for every child, giving them the confidence and motivation to continue to further their skills into the next stage of their education and beyond.


Early Years Foundation Stage

Young children are born with a natural curiosity about the world around them. They like to work 'how' and 'why' things work. A lot of valuable learning happens through play, where they have a natural instinct to observe, explore, discover and ask "Why?". These are key enquiry skills that underpin science.

Through our continuous provision approach to learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are given opportunities to discuss the similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They are encouraged to talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. Opportunities are also provided to enable them to make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Children are also taught the importance of good health of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.



Useful Websites

An overview of the Science Curriculum

BBC bitesize KS1 Science guides and clips

BBC Bitesize KS2 Science guides and clips

National Geographic for kids

Nasa kids


Games and Apps

The children’s university of Manchester

The Science Museum


 Investigation Ideas

Fun Science activities – Oxford Owl

Science Sparks investigations

More fun investigations