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Edith Moorhouse Primary School Reach For The Stars




Vision and core principles


To promote and develop curious and creative minds

At Edith Moorhouse, we believe effective learning in science occurs when: 


Investigations are initiated by the children 

Children are interested and confidently sharing previous knowledge 

Children are given hands on experiences, including taking informed risks 

Children question the teacher to take their learning forward 

Links can be made to topics and real-life encounters 

Appropriate vocabulary is displayed and used by all 

Everyone gets involved  

Resources are relevant to the theme and in good repair 


Curriculum overview

At Edith Moorhouse we seek ways to harness a child's natural curiosity for the world around them. We encourage them to ask questions and come up with their own ways to answer them through an investigative teaching approach. Where possible, science lessons are linked to our existing topics through out the year in addition to enrichment opportunities being provided to enhance the learning that takes place.

Science Calendar of Events




The Activity/event

Who was/is involved



Circuit detectives kit loan from Science Oxford


Year 3/4/5 and 6


Monthly STEAM challenge - Authors 4 oceans competition

Whole school in house competition

(Years 3-6 only to be entered to national competition)

29th October – 8th November

Coral live 2018 – live science investigations delivered by XL Catlin Oceans education, from the Caribbean


Year 3/4/5 and 6

November - April

RAF Glider challenge

Year 5


Science selfie challenge

Whole school in house competition

19-23rd November

Woodland week

Whole school

29th November

Science afternoon

Nursery/EYFS and KS1

30th January

Year 3&4 Class assembly - Microorganisms

Whole school

31st January

Science challenge morning

Year 1 from 4 partnership primary schools

31st January

BBC Teach winter watch (Live lessons)

Year 5 and 6

Term 4, 5 and 6

STEM after school club

Year 3/4/5 and 6

18th February

Fire service visiting school

Year 1 & 2

11th – 15th March

Science week

Whole school

3rd April

Bird man

Whole school

1-10th May

Arctic live

Year 3/4/5 and 6


Secondary science labs – visit to Carterton Community College

Year 3 and 5



The Activity/event

Who was/is involved


4-14th November

Coral live

Year 3/4/5 and 6

April – July 2020

RMS Microscope Activity Kit

Year 3/4/5 and 6


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