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Main Contact: Mrs N Kippax

Lightfoot Lane
Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LP 

We are inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ who is at the heart of all we do.


Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity.

Sally Ride

Our Science Curriculum


It is our intent at Our Lady and Saint Edward’s to provide children with a Science curriculum that enables them to explore and discover the world around them.  We aim to deliver quality teaching and learning opportunities that encourage all children to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and to develop the skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry.


We teach the National Curriculum objectives which have been organised into a year group knowledge and skills progression framework. This ensures that, within our scheme of work,  skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for everybody. Where applicable, links to Science will be made to develop the children’s topical learning. Children are taught Science for approximately 2 hours per week. Children use a range of resources in practical investigative work and they are supported with key scientific language lists which they apply to their written work. Support is determined during each lesson to ensure secure understanding based on the needs of the child. Challenge is encouraged in lessons and children are asked to communicate and explain their understanding at a deeper secure level.


We prepare our children to have the knowledge and scientific vocabulary required to understand and explain the uses and implications of Science in the world today. We strive to promote transferable skills such as enquiry, observation and communication  ; essential skills our children can use in all aspects of their lifelong learning.

Knowledge Organisers





Year 1

Mighty Materials


All Creatures, Great and Small

Animals & Senses

Ready, Steady, Grow!


Year 2

Staying Healthy 

Animals including humans

Living Things and Their Habitat

UK and Australia

Roots, Shoots and Juicy Fruits


Year 3

Move Lightly

Animals including humans & Light

Under Our Feet

Rocks & Magnets

Roots, Shoots and Juicy Fruits


Year 4

Light It Up

Electricity & Sound

Materials and Matter


The Cycle of Food

Digestive system, Teeth, Life cycles

Year 5

May The Force Be With You


Earth and Beyond

Space, States of matter, Water cycle

Change and the Cycle of Life

Life cycles & reproduction, irreversible and reversible changes

Year 6


Animals including humans

Evolution, Inheritance and Classification

Animals including humans

Light and Electricity


Latest News

Reception’s Trip to Brockholes

Reception’s Trip to Brockholes

The sun shone for Reception’s trip to Brockholes and a great time was had by all. We spent the morning on a “sensory woodland experience”. We used our sight to explore the woods and find some of the characters from the story "The Gruffalo" that were hiding in the...

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Smithills Open Farm Visit

Smithills Open Farm Visit

We had a fantastic visit to Smithills Open Farm, despite the very wet weather.  All the children were amazing and found out lots of information about the animals.  We were able to feed the farm animals, go on a tractor ride and hold or stroke lots of very cute baby...

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Magnificent Moon Poetry

Magnificent Moon Poetry

Year 5 have been learning about the moon and have enjoyed combining their scientific knowledge with poetry. They shared their poems with the children in Year 3 who have also been writing poetry based on what they have been learning in class. Well done to Asher, Esa...

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In Year 2, we are learning about living things and their habitats. Today, we went into the garden to investigate microhabitats and answer this question, "Do all minibeasts like the same microhabitats?"

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