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.
Going for Gold!
Problem Solving in Science!
- I can investigate a question and reach an answer.
- I can suggest my own question to investigate.
- I can decide how to carry put a test.
- I can select the best material for a job, giving reasons for my choice.
- I can suggest reasons why a test works/doesn’t work.
- I can give my results to make a conclusion.
- I can use concept cartoons to answer questions.
- I am given the opportunity to find out/investigate for myself.
Nursery exploring ice melting for Polar Explorer Day.read more
Exploring what we can hear.read more
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 beachread more
Mike Cargill from STEM UK came to work with our Year 3 children.read more
Nursery attended a fabulous trip to Piglet farm. Despite the rain the children throughly enjoyed meeting the resident animals on the farm and played in the hay barn.read more
As part of the new curriculum, Year 2 have been developing their cooking skills.read more
As part of a cross-curricular lesson in understanding our Solar System, Year 5 pupils have independently coded their own guide to the planets and their orbit.read more
Year 1 children created food faces to learn about healthy eating.read more
Healthy Bodies Science Dayread more
A pupil-led lesson on the environment.read more
Year 1 children on an insect hunt on Science Dayread more
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.read more
The science club testing rockets using water and vitamin C tablets.read more
Photos from our recent Science Parent Pop-in day.read more