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


Extracting DNA from bananas!

Year 6 were lucky to take part in a virtual workshop led by Rachel from the Richard III visitor centre. They extracted DNA from bananas and then explored how the same process was used to identify the skeleton of Richard III.  It was great fun and really interesting!

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