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Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Science enables children to understand the world in which they live. At St Mary’s we aim to harness the natural curiosity all children possess, to develop enquiring minds and a systematic approach to problem solving.

At every key stage children learn about the world around them and how they can care for it. They learn about themselves and their bodies and how they can keep themselves fit and well. The new curriculum continues to focus on the three disciplines of science: biology, chemistry and physics. By the end of each key stage children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
We believe that children learn science by doing science. Where ever possible we present the curriculum to the children in a practical way, encouraging them to develop their inquisitiveness and evaluate their learning in a reflective manner. Children are encouraged to ask questions and extend their learning in science as much as possible. St Mary’s teachers understand that children are motivated by a desire for explanation.



Clapham Leaf Club Saturday 13th July 2019


Gardening Club Trading in Venn Street Market

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Year 3

We have had a great start to our spring term science club. We made and launched rocket mice which was great fun!


Magical Moving Milk or SCIENCE?

We researched pollinators and bee friendly plants

Rocket Mice Launch!

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When doing this activity, we spoke about air pressure, air resistance and gravity.

Year 2

We really enjoyed Year 2 Science Club in the autumn term! Here are some photos of the children making play dough. They worked very well in their pairs to follow the recipe, measure the ingredients and mix the dough to the correct consistency - good work!

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Science Week 2019 will take place in St Mary's from the Monday 20th May until Thursday 23rd May. What a great event to be taking place the week before half term!

This year, our theme will be ...