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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School

Living, Loving, Learning - Christ at the Centre




At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, we believe that the teaching of science should inspire curiosity and a thirst for knowledge about the world around us, the famous scientists who have inspired generations and the diverse groups of people that interact with one another. Understanding science helps pupils to know their place in, and how to impact upon, the world. 


This enables us to live, love and learn by investigating the world and people around us.


Science is a sacred subject:

  • Science enables all learners to experience the beauty, awe and wonder of God’s world and to develop an awareness of their place in it. 
  • All places and spaces have a story shaped by humans, location, climate and politics. 
  • Science gives us a spatial awareness of the globe and serves to form, in us, respectful attitudes that remind us we are stewards and not masters. 
  • Our theology helps us to recognise that we are responsible for caring for our planet and the environment, with a global interdependence, accountability and responsibility for the common good of all people. 
  • Our stewardship must reflect our understanding that the planet is our irreplaceable home


Science enables pupils to know the universal story they are a part of:

  • Story Past - the developing and changing nature of scientific advancement in technology, environmental considerations, caring for our oceans and the climate.
  • Story Present - working scientifically, considering their country and the world as they can experience it. 
  • Story Future - our responsibility and calling in the climate crisis to work scientifically on the world's journey towards new creation


Below are some examples of how our teaching of Science contributes to our whole school pupil characteristics:


Pupil Characteristic

Key Word

Science contributes to this by providing opportunities to……

The leaders of tomorrow


Lead one another in presentations related to scientific issues and communicating with those in power in their local area and the nation



Promote scientific issues for those in their local area or the wider world that disproportionately affect different groups of people and stand up for those who cannot themselves

Powerful orators


Be bold in speaking about climate, environment and the scientific issues they are passionate about

Gospel activists


Making changes to benefit their local, scientific community and inspiring others to do the same

Inquisitive learners


Generate their own scientific questions and work hard to investigate and find out the answers

Creative problem solvers


Identify problems and create a range of solutions, discussing and testing ideas before sharing with a wider audience

Inclusive team builders


Develop a cultural understanding for people groups around the world through a process of discovery and comparison. Work with others when focussing on science related global issues




You can find out more about how we implement this intent statement by reviewing the documents at the end of this page.



If you would like to know more about how we teach Science at our school, please contact Mrs Cheney via the ‘Contact Us’ page.