St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


EYFS Development Matters

Vision Statement

At St Edmund’s our Science curriculum nurtures children’s natural curiosity. Science enables children to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Our exciting and stimulating lessons empower children to have practical and hands-on experiences which encourage their curiosity and questioning. At St Edmund’s we want all children to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in Science to allow them to achieve to the best of their individual ability.


The children have had some pumpkins in class this half term. They have observed how it has changed to develop an understanding  of growth, decay and changes overtime. They had a great time seeing how it had changed! 

Key Stage One

In Spring 1 our topic is all about 'Materials'. We all went on a materials hunt around school. In Year 1 we have talked about the different types of materials and their properties. In Year 2 we have also learnt about natural and man-made materials and looked at the differences between them. We then worked in teams to sort the materials into different groups. 

During Autumn 1 Year 1 enjoyed learning all about 'Seasonal Change'. They explored the four seasons and the differences between them all. We really enjoyed seeing the changes happening in Autumn. The children in Year 2 have been learning about 'Living things and their habitats'. They explored different habitats and why they are suitable for animals. 

Lower Key Stage Two

In Autumn 1 Year 3/4 investigated solids and liquids.  They also carried out an investigation to discover whether air (gas) weighs anything.

In Autumn 2 Year 3/4 recorded lots of different appliances that need electricity to work whilst working in groups. They also made some static electricity using balloons and had a go at creating simple circuits  using three different components.

Upper Key Stage Two

In Autumn 1 as part of the Evolution and Inheritance topic the children in Year 6 looked at selective and cross breeding.

During Autumn 2 Year 6 will be learning about light.  The children have already enjoyed investigating shadows.  They explored how to change the size and shape of shadows as well as find out which objects make the best shadows.

Year 6 have been exploring how light can be reflected in order to change the direction in which it is travelling.  The children learnt that a periscope works by reflecting light from a mirror which then enters our eyes.  We are then able to see the object.  All the children showed great team work and produced some fantastic periscopes.