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Welcome to the Science area of our website!

The subject leader for Science at St James' is Mrs Malik.


Our Christian Vision for Science:

In science lessons at St James’ all children are encouraged to ask questions and be inquisitive about themselves and the world around them.  We give students the freedom within a safe environment to pursue their own inquiries and support them in looking for answers to their own questions allowing them to prosper as individuals.   This reasoning approach to science allows all children to develop confidence in their abilities as there is no right or wrong answer in science.  All children can succeed.

The children at St James’ are given opportunities to work practically in various environments such as inside and outside the classroom and in the surrounding areas around school, developing their enquiry and scientific skills.  These opportunities value diversity and inclusion for all types of learners. Our aim is that all children leave St James’ with an inquisitive mind, the confidence to explore and ask questions and a broad scientific knowledge will help them to succeed in their chosen path.


Snapshot of Science

The three aims of our Science curriculum at St. James Lower Darwen are:

  • to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of scientific enquiries that help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • to be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science today and for the future.

Each half term the children have been working collaboratively and discussing their ideas linked to a real life purpose and asking questions to deepen their understanding of a topic. Key scientific terminology has been introduced throughout each unit and knowledge has been built upon progressively. The children have explored, planned their own investigations and learned practically through a range of scientific enquiry types. Science lessons have challenged and motivated pupils to help understand the world around them. 

Have a look at what we have been getting up to in our science lessons!