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St Thomas' Catholic Primary School

Truth and Courage

“Pupils at St Thomas’ Primary make rapid progress as they move through the school and achieve highly in all the subjects taught. They are exceptionally well prepared by the time they leave the school to start the next stage of their learning.”


As a core subject, science is given a high priority. It is recognised as an active, practical subject and children are encouraged to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding through first-hand experience where ever possible. In Reception and Key Stage 1, science is generally integrated into a topic approach, whereas in Key Stage 2, science is approached through separate science themes. In upper Key Stage 2, Science is taught by a specialist teacher. The science curriculum covers the following areas: scientific enquiry, life processes and living things, materials and their properties, physical processes.

Science Curriculum Plan