Learning and Teaching


This term, each community has a science focus. This ranges from learning about living things, forces and motion, matter, light and circuits. Science in our curriculum is seen as important due to enabling students to “experience the joy of scientific discovery and nurture their natural curiosity about the world around them. In doing this, they develop critical and creative thinking skills and challenge themselves to identify questions, apply new knowledge, explain science phenomena and draw evidence-based conclusions using scientific methods. The wider benefits of this 'scientific literacy' are well established, including giving students the capability to investigate the world around them and the way it has changed and changes as a result of human activity.


The learning communities have been involved in a science inquiry process to question, hypothesise, investigate and evaluate what they find out. This has been a hands-on unit, with the students involved in science experiments focused on their particular concepts.

Science experiments

In the Year 5 and 6 Community, the students have started their unit learning about change in the state of matter. They have experimented with liquids and solids to observe how things mix and change. After each experiment, they write in their science journal what they have observed and found out. 

Science Journal
Science Journal


The experiments have been called - See How They Run, Mysterious Matter, and Balloon Blow Up. Check out the images below to see some of the experiments.

Year 1/2 How Object Move


Deborah Courtney

Director of Learning and Teaching