The school Statement of Intent is at the very heart of everything we do in school. In science, we implement it in a variety of ways including:

  • Taking Learning Outdoors. Throughout the year, good use is made of the outdoor classroom and our fantastic wildlife areas, which allow children to develop their resilience and confidence in working practically in science. Children have the opportunity to make a mess and get things wrong in a safe but practical way. 
  • Ensuring there is a strong focus on working scientifically. Children learn how to carry out their own fair scientific investigations and what to do with the result they achieve. This means that, alongside their subject knowledge, our pupils leave primary school with a scientific and inquisitive mindset and the ability to confidently articulate their opinions, thoughts and feelings about key scientific principles covered in the National Curriculum.
  • Striving for excellence. We have a significant number of very able children in school and pride ourselves on challenging the able, gifted and talented children to stretch their potential to its maximum.  Children achieve this through extension activities, Gifted and Talented Hubs and participation in exciting STEM activities with cluster schools. These provide children with opportunities to use their understanding and abilities to work as part of a team, whilst also allowing them the opportunity to express their own interests and demonstrate their talents. It also allows for children’s’ strengths inside the classroom to be transferred to something fun and enjoyable outside of it.

See the links below for a range of links to children's science websites and articles.

BBC Bitesize

ACS Chemistry for Life

Newsround: Science and Nature

The Science Museum


Pupils at St Lawrence Church of England Primary School are easy to distinguish by the personal qualities they present.They are happy, confident, articulate children with a love of learning.


St Lawrence CE Primary School
Jepps Ave, Barton, Preston
Louise Higham
01772 862664

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