St Edmund's RC Primary School

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Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH

0161 921 1940

St Edmund's RC Primary School


Subject Intent

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 and challenge their curiosity and questioning.  Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families to celebrate learning new skills and sharing experiences.  At St Edmund’s we want all children to communicate effectively, using their vocabulary and spoken skills, and work both as an independent thinker and collaboratively in Science to allow them to achieve to the best of their individual ability.

Here are some of the things we said about Science at St Edmund's:  

"If you want to learn new things then Science is always there for you."   "It helps us to learn and experiment."    "It's very interesting."    "It's fun because you learn new things." 


There has been an exciting delivery in Nursery and Reception this week! A farmer delivered some eggs to our school, we observed them and soon some started to crack and hatch! We are going to observe how the chicks change and grow over the next week. We are going to explore the life cycle of a hen. 

The children in Reception have also been learning about the different parts of a plant.

Key Stage One

This half term we are learning all about Materials. We started our learning by exploring inside and outside our classrooms to see which materials we could find. We were able to name lots of different ones and talk about some of their properties

Lower Key Stage Two

In Science this half term, we are learning about the different States of Matter. We have explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases and have been finding out about how particles move within materials.

One of our experiments so far included investigating the weight of air by comparing deflated and inflated balloons. 

Upper Key Stage Two

Our topic this half term is Earth and Space. We have been learning the difference between orbiting and rotating, by making both a human and paper model of the Solar System.  We discussed how the sun is at the centre of our solar system and how Earth rotates on its axis, whilst orbiting the Sun. The Moon simultaneously rotates on its axis, whilst orbiting us in an anti clockwise direction. 

Online Resources

Here are some links to some websites that may help you to be Scientists at home! 


The Children's University has lots of information and activities.


National Geographic Kids has some fantastic facts for you to learn. 


The Science Museum website is full of information and games.


BBC Bitesize has lots of facts, videos and games for Scientists.