At St James we aim to generate real interest in science and to develop not only the children's scientific knowledge but also their investigative skills which are used across the curriculum.

Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and all pupils are involved in some science activity each week. Each year group will study six units of work over a year.

The children are taught about living things, materials and physical processes. They learn to investigate these things at first hand, using the school environment when appropriate.

Activities encourage the children to find out about the world around them and to help them raise their own questions. The children have opportunities to develop their skills in planning investigative work selecting the equipment to use, carrying out activities safely and making decisions on how to present their results.

We want the children to leave at the end of Year 6 with a confident enthusiastic approach to science.