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St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

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Science at St Joseph's

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At St. Joseph's, our science curriculum encourages children to explore scientific concepts and discover their relevance to the world around them. We aim to inspire children, develop their scientific knowledge and provide them with skills and tools that can be re-applied and strengthened each year. 


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At St. Joseph's, it was science week! We explored the book 'Star in a Jar' and learnt all about light and how to be a light. Each class focused on a particular page and were given a question by 'Eureka' to investigate and answer. Here are just a few of the wonderful examples of the little scientists at St. Joseph's exploring and learning about light in their class. 
To conclude this amazing week, we all dressed up as scientists or an invention and shared some amazing facts about our chosen object or inspiring scientist.  



St. Joseph's children are scientists that never rest! At home or at school they are always shining their scientific knowledge or abilities in their learning. Here are some amazing examples of our little St. Joseph's scientists conducting experiments and investigations at home and exploring the world around them...


We are all scientists at St Joseph's! Have a look at these photos showing what we have been learning about in Science in school so far...

Year 6 are microbiologists!





Year 6 learnt all about livings things and, specifically, micro-organisms. Looking at the characteristics of living things, they investigated whether a micro-organism such as 'yeast' is living or not by measuring the respiration rate of the organism. After analysis of fair testing and the impact of different variables, they concluded it was a living organism which respired quicker with the more nutrition provided. 

Exploring Space in Year 5!



In year 5, they have been learning all about our solar system. Looking carefully at the planets and their relative sizes to one another, year 5 used different sized fruits as well as tissue to understand the comparitable size and distance of the planets to the sun. Additionally, they were able to record these results into tables and discuss the data. 

Do you hear that? 

Year 4



Looking closely at sound, year four have identified how sound is variable. They conducted an experiment to explore pitch to try and understand why some objects produce a high pitch and some a low one. Lining up five glasses with different amounts of water inside, they took turns to 'make music' by tapping on the different glasses with a pencil and listening to the pitches made. They concluded that the empty glass made the highest pitch and the fullest glasses made the lowest.

Extreme survival in Year 3



This term, year three have been looking at habitats of living things and how they survive in their environments. They have explored hot and cold climates and what life is like in order to survive in these environments for people, animals and plants around the world. 

Is it alive?

Year 2



Year two have looked at whether or not something is alive or not. They have discussed and organised different things into whether they are alive, dead or non-living. Further questions were raised as to whether plants are alive or not and the children will be exploring in the next term, making the most of the sunshine, as to whether plants can be classified as living or non-living. 


Forces in motion

Year 1




Looking at push and pull, year one  became scientists for a day when they looked at forces and how things move. They explored the concept of push and pull together and safely tested it out for themselves! 

Science all around us



Reception have been exploring science all around us and haved looked a lot at materials. They have develoepd their knowledge and understanding of the world by engaging in some scientific experiments to see how materials feel and can be used.