St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940


EYFS Development Matters

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." 


We have been learning all about the 'Life cycle of a butterfly.' In class we have some caterpillars and we have been watching them grow. The children were asked to tell an adult something that they had learnt so far.  One of the children said “they come out of their eggs and then they eat lots of food and get very fat. She then added “they make a cocoon and then they turn to a butterfly.” 

Key Stage One

This half term we are continuing with our topic 'Animals including Humans'. In Year 1 we have been learning all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

In Year 2 we have started exploring humans and how we change over time. We created a timeline to show how we change and grow from a baby to an adult. 

Lower Key Stage Two

In Science this half term, we are learning about sound. We explored a range of musical instruments, experimenting with pitch and finding out how to make high and low sounds.

Upper Key Stage Two

In Science, we have been learning about the rotations and orbits of The Moon, The Sun and The Earth. We also found out lots of facts about the sizes of different celestial bodies: 1,300,000 Earths can fit into our Sun!

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.