Science at St Laurence's

Welcome to Science at St Laurence's Catholic Primary School

Science is all around us! At St Laurence's Catholic Primary School we believe that scientific investigation is one of the most powerful ways to learn; developing curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging what we know about the world. We aim to make science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving a meaning to our learning.

All our pupils are entitled to be taught the key knowledge, vocabulary and skills in the scientific disciplines to develop an understanding of the world around them at an age-appropriate level and in line with the National Curriculum. We aim to harness children’s natural excitement and curiosity and inspire them to pursue scientific enquiry. Throughout the primary years, children should learn to explain and analyse phenomena, make predictions and solve problems.

Through the use of pupil and staff voice, as a school, we have created our core vision and principles for science at St Laurence's and, using the Kirkby child as a model, created with our children what we believe the Kirkby Scientist looks like both of which can be seen below. 

Useful links to websites with science activities and videos you can try at home.

Twig Science Reporter - New news update video every Thursday to show developments in science across the world that week -

Science Bob - A brilliant website full of simple experiments you can try at home -

Wow Science Games - A website full of interactive games, experiments and videos -

Planet Science - A website full of interesting articles, videos and experiments -