Science at Nafferton

 Cathryn Kernaghan, Subject Leader
 Cathryn Kernaghan, Subject Leader


At Nafferton we follow the national curriculum for primary science. Our pupils learn about many different aspects of science including the natural world, forces, electricity, changes of state and materials. We always teach the subject in ‘real world’ contexts which demonstrate how science affects and enhances our daily lives. We teach our pupils how to think scientifically about the world around them and to question what they see.

Science is an awe-inspiring, mind blowing subject and we ensure that it is taught in that way. Instilling a sense of wonder and amazement in our pupils at the scientific marvels which surround us is at the heart of what we do. 

Whilst Science is taught as a discrete subject, where relevant it will be linked with all other areas of the curriculum e.g. Literacy, DT and Maths. As much as possible our pupils design and lead their own investigations and experiments. We believe passionately that our pupils learn the most about science when they are challenged to explore and discover things for themselves.

Outdoor learning is a vital part of our pupil’s scientific experience and we make extensive use of our grounds and the surrounding area to teach the subject.   

We are also excited to support STEM in school wherever possible. Our STEM week ensures all the related subjects are celebrated. Through STEM activities, where links are made between mathematics, science and ICT, we aim to equip children with the critical thinking, resilience and problem solving skills to establish connections between the school, work place, community and the wider world.