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Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School

Living, Loving, Learning - Christ at the Centre




An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”

Sir David Attenborough



At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, we believe that the teaching of science should inspire a curiousity and fascination of the World around us. The science curriculum encourages young minds to develop scientific enquiry and consider our impact on the planet.


Science is primarily delivered as a discrete subject, but twice a year ‘is the driver subject and predominant focus of each class’ Quest covering a range of topics.


The teaching of science and scientific enquiry permeates through a wide range of work across the curriculum and children enjoy a whole-school science focus week with a variety of themes and practical experiments. 


We also participate in science related days as part of the Academy Trust, such as holding our own COP26 Climate Change Summit with Trust leaders and celebrating Earth Day across the school. Guest speakers are encouraged to present live question and answer sessions to provide a deeper understanding of current scientific topics. 


The school also take children on science themed school trips to places like Askham Bryan Wildlife Park, who are brilliant advocates for wildlife conservation.


There are five strands to our teaching:

  • Observing over time
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Pattern seeking 
  • Research 
  • Comparative and Fair Testing


If you would like to know more about the teaching of science please contact Mrs Clare Cheney through our ‘Contact Us’ page.