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Year 6 had a fabulous time testing different liquids for their pH at Newman School

      At St Bede's we strongly believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. 

       In the first week in November we will again hold a Science week that will focus on scientists that have helped shape the world in which we live in today. Last year Year 2  learned about Charles Macintosh- the inventor of waterproof fabric. Year 3 learned about Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen - who worked on X-rays. Year 4 learned about Isaac Newton to support their work in Forces in class. Year 5  studied the life of Valentina Tereshkova a retired Russian cosmonaut. Year 6 learned about Steve Jobs who was the chairman and co-founder of Apple. We  will hold a Big Science Day on Thursday 7th November when we have a full day of science workshops run by  Professor Bubbleworks. During this day all the children will explore the wonder, importance and relevance of science through a whole school assembly and class based workshops.

       Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We encourage them to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Our aim is to encourage children to see the joy and relevance of science as they move through the school and onto Secondary School.

Science is everywhere in St Bedes ...

Sim came in for a Bright Sparks Day

Jackson Kavanagh from Creative Science came into school to work with the whole school - to make science fun and creative!!

Year 6 visited the amazing Eden Rivers Wonder World Exhibition at Tullie House

Eden Rivers Trust came into school to talk about to look after the River Eden.

Year 1 are learning about the seasons.

Year 2 are learning about the seasons and are part of BBC Weather Watch.

The Year 2 Weather Stars had their picture chosen for the Look North Weather Bulletin - how exciting!

Yearly Overview - 2018 - 2019









Year 1


Seasonal Changes




Animals, including humans

Seasonal Changes



Seasonal Changes


Year 2


Seasonal Changes

Uses of everyday materials.



Uses of everyday Materials


Seasonal Changes


Seasonal Changes




Living things and their Habitats

Seasonal Changes




Year 3

Animals – Digestive system/skeleton/food chain

Teeth and Healthy





Rocks and Soils




Helping Plants Grow Well


Light and Shadows


Year 4


States of Matter






Magnets and Springs



Living Things and their Habitats


Year 5


Seed Dispersal




Earth and Space


Keeping Healthy






Year 6






Evolution and Inheritance



Properties and Changes of Materials




Life Cycles