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Welcome to the Science Page!

Science is taught through a bespoke version of the  Lancashire County Council scheme of work which is a topic based approach to learning and carefully planned to inspire and challenge the children of SMSJ. We endeavour to provide children with opportunities to learn through their own curiosity. We do this by giving them the opportunities to learn practically, through writing and also using their oracy skills. We also like to think deeper by using 'What if' questions for every lesson. We are a Science loving school and understand we may never find an answer to a scientific enquiry but we will have fun trying!


Please find each year group's topics attached.


If you have any questions or queries regarding Science, please see Miss O'Toole.

Working Scientifically


At SMSJ, we believe that exploration and curiosity is an integral part of Science and enables children to make sense of the world around them. We provide stimulating, child focused opportunities for the children to learn Science through practical investigations. We found, it allows children to use their oracy skills to explore and to question the mysteries that Science has to offer.


Working Scientifically is carried out throughout every Science lessons and the 5 ways of working scientifically are:

  • Classification and Identification
  • Carrying out a fair test
  • Observing over time
  • Pattern Seeking
  • Using secondary sources of information

Science Curriculum Overview

Science Across the School 2019/2020

Science Club 2019