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Here at Lapworth CE Primary School we aim to establish a life long love of learning and science is the perfect way for children to do that! We aim to build upon children's natural curiosity and inspire them through engaging lessons and opportunities.

Science in our school is about developing children’s substantive and disciplinary knowledge enabling them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. Children are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.




To support the teaching of Science at Lapworth C of E Primary School teachers use Plymouth Science. 



The sessions are designed around the National Curriculum statements for Knowledge, Working Scientifically and Scientific Enquiry.  Pre learning, from previous year groups and lessons is recapped and built upon drawing cross curricular links across modules.  One of the best things about Plymouth Science is that the lessons provide hands on learning enabling the children to learn through practical activities. It utilises a metacognitive approach including mini quizzes, recapping and revisiting knowledge so that prior learning is embedded and not just forgotten. Plymouth science really promotes science capital, encouraging the children to think about science in the real world. 


What do children say about Science at Lapworth CE Primary?



Useful Documents:

British Science Week

As a school we participate in British Science Week each year as a way to further enhance the teaching and learning of Science. Science Week involves a range of hands on scientific skills and investigations to enthuse and inspire children.  


The theme for 2024 is ‘Time’.


This year, each class, from Preschool to Year 6,  participated in a biscuit experiment to help the teachers identify which biscuit is best for dunking. 

As part of our British Science Week celebrations, we held a 'Science Selfie' competition.


This competition aimed to encourage children to think like scientists and explore the scientific wonders around them.

We invited children to take a photo of themselves engaging in a scientific activity and explain how it related to the world of science. 


Here is a collection of the fabulous entries:

Space Camp

In Year 5 children are given the opportunity to take part in Space Camp.  This is when the children come back to school on a Friday evening for a fun filled evening of space themed activities, ending with hot chocolate and a space themed film before sleeping in tents.


Space Camps can create incredible, inspirational adventures that are packed with awe and wonder moments, while developing scientific curiosity and creativity beyond the curriculum.


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