Science at St Gerard's

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''Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge'' 

Stephen Hawking

It is our aim in Science that children are given opportunities to observe, record and draw conclusions about the world around them. We hope to introduce children to the basic elements of experiments and investigations and help them to become more inquisitive. Throughout our teaching of science within school we aim to deliver lessons which allow children to work both collaboratively and independently. Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including ICT. Also we look to provide pupils to develop a keen understanding of science through residential visits and visits outside of the classroom.


Through teaching Science children are given opportunities to:

  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
  • Acquire a curious and questioning mind.
  • Develop skills of observation and investigation.
  • Collect, retrieve, present and communicate their findings to others in a variety of ways.

 National Curriculum England Science Programme of Study:

National Curriculum England Science Programme of Study

British Science Week

On 10th -19th March we celebrated British Science Week 2017. The theme for this year’s British Science Week was “Change”, encouraging young people to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy. It is was also a chance for young people to consider the changes they can enact to have a positive impact on the future. In School the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of science activities throughout the week.

Information on some of the resources used can be found at:

Below is of science based activity websites for children:



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