Science at St Andrew’s

Through our teaching of Science, we aim to encourage children’s natural curiosity and enquiring minds.

A practical/investigative approach is used to assist our pupils in gaining an understanding of the world around them.

The Science curriculum is divided into four main areas: Scientific enquiry, Biology, physics and Chemistry. The opportunity to investigate their own questions, gain new knowledge, collect and record results are used to engage our pupils.

The school benefits from a science garden, nature areas, a pond and allotments for all of our children to experience. Carrying out investigations, bug hunts, planting and growing seeds are all great ways to get your child involved in Science at home.


Photos of Space-themed entries to our Easter Egg competition this year.

Science Work Across The School

Year 1: Types of Trees

Year l Science Work

Year 2: Living and Not Living

Year 2 living and not living

Year 3: The Human Skeleton

The Human Skeleton Year 3

Year 4: Working Scientifically

Year 4 Working Scientifically

Year 5: Working Scientifically

Year 5 Working Scientifically

Year 5: Dissolving Investigation

Dissolving Investigation Year 5

Year 6: Adaption

Adaptation Year 6

Year 6: Astronaut Application

Year 6 Astronaut application

Year 6: Examining Fossils

Examining Fossils Year 6

Going for Gold!

To be Gold in Science:

Click on the photo to look at our Gold Science work

Assessment in Science

Use the icons on the right to see the assessment sheets used by class teachers to monitor learning and progression in Science.

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Year 1

Science Year 1

Year 2

Science Year 2

Year 3

Science Year 3

Year 4

Science Year 4

Year 5

Science Year 5

Year 6

Science Year 6

Environment Day

Science Updates

Science Trips

Children across the school were involved in planning their own school trips linked to our Book Of Numbers Enterprise Project. This involved using skills to research possible locations, planning the journey, financial management (including value for money, costing up different options etc), debate and voting on their choice. Nursery and Reception visited Piglet Farm Year 1 and Year 4 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park Year 2 visited The Deep aquarium Year 3 visited Tropical World Year 6 visited Scarborough Sealife Centre and the beach Year 2 at The Deep Year 6 at Scarborough Year 6 at Scarborough Sealife Centre Petting zone petting bird Feeding the... read more

Science Visitor

Mike Cargill from UK STEM came to work with our Year 3 children in order to promote science, technology, engineering and maths in the primary school. The children enjoyed participating in an ice investigation linked to the Polar Explorer Project. Our science visitor Which will melt the quickest? Does heat speed up the melting? Can you make your ice cube melt the fastest? Nearly gone! We’re... read more

Problem Solving In Science

As well as developing our science skills we try to enhance our problem solving abilities too. Here Year 6 are using circuits to solve problems such as how can you make a motor spin more slowly? Can you make a buzzer louder?   Year 5 pupils were set the challenge of separating a mixture of water, sand, a marble and a paper clip. They were given a selection of equipment and had to work out for themselves how it could be done.... read more

Strawberry Milkshakes – Enterprise

After harvesting the strawberries from our school allotment, the children in Year 6 decided to make strawberry milkshakes. They washed and blended the strawberries, created an advertising leaflet and worked out their costings. The milkshakes were sold on the playground at home time and proved to be very popular. We then linked this to our science work by carrying out an investigation to find out how to preserve... read more

Space Day

One of our science days was linked to space, to tie in with the British astronaut’s (Tim Peake) mission to the International Space Station.

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