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Science at St Richard's 

"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science."   - Edwin Hubble 

Science in Early Years

In Early Years we believe that children should be allowed to find out about their world by exploring many different resources. They should have access to accurate information and opportunities to learn about different ways of learning. This area of development helps children to learn to respect and value all people regardless of their origin and abilities and to understand that other children don’t always enjoy the same things. This can help to avoid children developing prejudices and negative attitudes in later life.  A child’s questioning, interest and curiosity is always encouraged in the classroom, helping them to learn about the world around them and make sense of it. By encouraging and allowing children to make their own decisions about what and how to investigate their self esteem and self awareness are further developed.

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Pupil Voice 

Pupil voice shows that children enjoy their Science learning throughout school.  The following comments have been gathered from pupil voice, where children were given time to discuss their learning in Science. 

  • 'It snows in Winter.'


  • 'You can go on holiday when it's Summer.'


  • 'Leaves were on the floor and we picked them up.'


  • 'I liked our trip. We jumped in muddy puddles.'


  • 'Autumn leaves.'


  • 'Heavy things sink and light things float.' 



Science Policy 

Our Curriculum 

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Have Fun

Click on the links below to be transported to other websites all about Science, some with interactive games for you to play and get involved with. 

Parent's guide to Early Years