At St Bart’s, we are very proud of our Science and hold a national award called a PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark).

Throughout school we use the Collins ‘Snappy Science’ scheme, which covers all areas of the science curriculum, plus some enrichment topics. It covers the yearly topics set out in the national curriculum. We are proud that lots of our science is very ‘hands on’ and we show children lots of jobs they may get if they pursued science in later life.

Each year, we hold a science week, where special visitors and exciting activities are planned to raise the profile of science and ensure children love learning the subject. We have strong links with local schools and use funding to help secure excellent progress and attainment in science. We also get children involved at home through our termly ‘Science selfie’ homework, where children complete science experiments at home and take a picture of them with it, displayed on our website.  

Curriculum - Science

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Curriculum - Science - Light

A great afternoon in the sun exploring colours and shadows as part of the year 5 science topic of light.


Curriculum - Science - Animal Diets

In class 4 we have been looking at animal diets. We know what carnivores, herbivores and omnivores eat. Today we looked at 'animal poo' and tried to guess whether the poo was from a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore by looking closely to see what we could find in the poo. We noticed that the carnivore poo had bones in it, the herbivore poo had leaves in it and the omnivore poo had bones and leaves in it.


Curriculum - Science - Our Amazing Body

Today we revisited our diagrams from the start of our ‘Amazing bodies’ topic and updated them with all of the scientific things we have learned over the whole topic. We loved showing off everything we knew.


Curriculum - Science - Theory of Colour

Well done to class 17 who were investigating Newton’s Theory of Colour. 


Curriculum - Science - Food Groups & Nutrition

Class 8 have been learning about the five different food groups and nutrition. We sorted food packaging into the correct groups.


Curriculum - Science - Animal Groups

As part of science class 4 worked in groups to sort the different animals into animal groups and talk about the features of the animals.


Curriculum - Science - The Human Body Investigations

Class 12 planned and carried out their own investigations related to parts of our bodies. They investigated questions like: Can people with bigger biceps throw further? Can people with big feet know kick a ball further? They then made predictions and went outside to test them out.


Curriculum - Science - The Human Body

Class 11 have thought about what investigation about the body they could do using a ball, cones and a tape measure. Some thought about the relationship between throwing a ball and the length of their arm, others thought about the length of their body or legs and how far they could kick a ball along the ground. 


Curriculum - Science - Environment Testing

Class 7 have been testing environments and what plants need to grow. We have completed different experiments thinking about what plants need to grow. To find this out we gave some plants water, some light and some were in the dark. We discovered that the plant in the light that got watered grew the best. We also needed to find out what temperature was the best for growing plants. One was placed in the freezer, one the fridge, one by the radiator and one in the classroom where it is warm. We discovered that a warm climate was best for growing the plants.


Curriculum - Science - Body Parts

Today in science we started a new topic about our bodies. To find out what we already know we worked in groups to label our body parts. We then drew an outline of a body and drew in all the internal body parts we knew. We also discussed some interesting facts we knew. Did you know that if you have one brown eye and one blue it is called heterochromia?


Curriculum - Science - Medical Mavericks Assemblies

So far this week we have enjoyed joining in with some Medical Mavericks assemblies and online lessons. We have also been learning all about the human skeleton in our Science lessons. We are looking forward to a virtual reality lesson about the human body on Wednesday.


Curriculum - Science - Doctor Visit

Class 3 were lucky enough to be visited by a doctor as part of Science Week. He told us all about his job and even brought a stethoscope along for us to have a go with! We also had a VR workshop which we all enjoyed taking part in.


Curriculum - Science - Reflections

This week, year 6 learnt all about reflections in science. They experimented with mirrors, and found a way to see the reflection of an object from around an opaque wall.


Curriculum - Science - STEM Worker Visits

Year 5 and year 6 had visits from people who work in the STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector. Class 15 enjoyed finding out about what a civil engineer does and how to become one, the children were left feeling inspired. Class 14 had a visit from Mr Ramzen who is a software engineer and he explained his job and how good it was. The children had loads of questions for him about his work. Hopefully some of them will be inspired to practice on scratch and learn all about programming.


Curriculum - Science - Plant Changes

Class 6 have been planting as part of their science topic. They each planted a bean and are going to observe how our plant changes over the half term by keeping a plant diary.


Curriculum - Science - Gravity

This week we investigated gravity and air resistance. We talked about surface area and were amazed to find out that a bowling ball will fall at the same speed as a feather when it is dropped in a vacuum! 


Curriculum - Science - Magnetised Nails

Today we magnetised a nail to test how long it would stay magnetic for. We all took different approaches and we discussed our results and anomalies as a class.  


Curriculum - Science - Circuits

Class 17 enjoyed their practical science lesson this week. Once they tested different circuits to see if they worked, they explored the classroom finding metal objects that could conduct the electricity in the circuit.


Curriculum - Science - Friction

We investigated friction by comparing how vehicles moved on different surfaces. We changed the surface but kept our ramp and vehicles the same.


Curriculum - Science - Fossils

We finished off our rocks and fossils topic it’s a fantastic trip to the National coal mining museum. The children loved showing off everything they had learnt and also got to see what it is like deep underground in a real mine! We also made our own fossils which we got to take home and did some rubbings of real life fossils. 


Curriculum - Science - Dinosaur Fossils

Class 11 have been showing how dinosaurs were fossilised over time using modelling clay and toy dinosaurs. 


Curriculum - Science - Local Area Rocks

We went on a rock hunt to identify and compare the rocks in our local area. We found lots of natural and man-made rocks being used for different things. We found evidence of erosion and discussed why some things are used today.


Curriculum - Science - Plants

Class 11 have been designing their own plants and thinking about the environment they might live in along with special features that make them unique.


Curriculum - Science - Pulse Rate Investigation

Class 15 enjoyed investigating how pulse rate can change depending on the type of exercise completed.  Children worked in pairs to plan their investigation, record results and complete a conclusion.


Curriculum - Science - Taxonomists

Class 15 have enjoyed been taxonomists classifying living things using their own classification keys.


Curriculum - Science - Materials (Y1 & Y2)

Class 5 enjoyed going on a material hunt as part of their science lesson this week.  


Curriculum - Science - Circulatory System

Year 6 have enjoyed making the circulatory system. They have worked together to label all of the parts.


Curriculum - Science - Rocks

Class 11 have been working hard classifying 6 different types of rock (slate, chalk, sandstone, marble, granite and limestone).They followed questions to find out which ones were which and then answered questions about them.


Curriculum - Science - Water & Plants

This week we looked at how water is transported through plants. We placed our flowers in water with food colouring to see what happened. When we checked the next day the petals had changed colour! We talked about how the water travels up the stem and through the plant. 


Curriculum - Science - Materials (Y1 & Y2)

Class 5 enjoyed going on a material hunt as part of their science lesson this week. 

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