At English Martyrs we follow the National Curriculum for Science.  We track our progress here.

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It also states, that all pupils develop an 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. In addition, we will ensure pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

By the end of their time here at English Martyrs , pupils will have a firm foundation of skills which enable them to ‘work scientifically’ as well as a knowledge and understanding of some of the key principals for each aspect of Science that will enable them to make a smooth transition to KS3 – being Secondary Ready! Pupils will enquire, observe, investigate and discover in their learning!


Useful Science Web-links

Create your own home or school experiments with Science Bob!

BBC Science Links for 4-11yr olds

Fun Interactive Science Games and Investigations

Science Museum –Interactive Games and Information

Science – Visit the Children’s University accredited sites


Spring is here!

This term year 1 have been learning about the different seasons and the changes within these seasons. As part of this we went down to the pond to look for signs of spring. We saw some frogs, loads of frogs spawn and some tadpoles! 

We have also been learning about the different weathers as part of our work on seasons. We have put some rain gauges around the school to measure the amount of rainfall we have over the next few weeks and we are tracking the weather using a class pictogram. Hopefully it will record that we have lots of sunshine over the next few weeks!

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