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St Patrick's RC Primary And Nursery School

"I come that they may have life and have it to the full"

Lee Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL8 1EF

0161 633 0527

  2. Curriculum
  3. Science


At St Patrick's we aim to give all children secure knowledge and understanding of the world around them. As they move through school, our children learn about the following topics:
Animals including Humans; Living Things and Their Habitats; Materials; Plants; Seasonal Changes; Rocks and Soils; Light; Sound; Forces; Electricity; Earth and Space and Evolution and Inheritance. Some of these topics are taught in more than one year group so children can develop their understanding as they get older. You can view the topics taught in your child's year group in more detail by reading the National Curriculum for Science which you can view by clicking the link below.

National curriculum for science

As well as building knowledge and understanding, we teach children to think and work scientifically by:
Asking and Answering Questions; Testing; Observing and Measuring; Gathering and Handling Data and Classifying and Identifying. We do this by offering children a wide range of practical activities.