Science at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School

Our aim in Science is to foster a curiosity about the world we live in and to nurture an enthusiasm and lifelong love of the subject.

Science provides the foundations for understanding and thinking critically about our world through biology, chemistry and physics. All pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science in everyday life.

Our Science lessons are developed to build on children’s natural enthusiasm and help them to make better sense of their environment.

Science is taught both as a discreet subject and as a part of the creative curriculum depending on the focus of the unit.


In the Foundation Stage, children begin to develop an understanding of science through the broad area ‘Understanding the World’.  Children explore and find out about the world around them and begin to ask questions about it.

As children progress through the school they are given a wide range of scientific experiences as they are introduced to more complex scientific ideas. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science is an integral part of our everyday modern life and will affect the future and present on a personal, national and global level.