Science at St. Joseph’s aims to promote the development of children’s natural curiosity about the world around them and to foster an appreciation of the importance of science to develop an understanding of that world. We encourage active participation in the gaining of scientific knowledge, understanding skills and language. We seek to promote and develop a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty and balance of God’s world.

We nurture children’s curiosity and acknowledge that they come to science education with ideas, observations and questions about the world around them and use these as a foundation for their learning.

Please see latest science events happening at our school:


Science Show


We were very fortunate to have a visit from Professor Johnny, from Bristol University who amazed us with awe and wonder experiments but at the same time extended our scientific understanding about gases, materials and changes. There were lots of bangs, smoke and bubbling, colour changing liquids. He was very impressed with our questions and answers to his questions and thinks we will be the scientists of the future! Many thanks to the Primary Science Teaching Trust who organised the visit for all the Christchurch Science Cluster schools. Some of the children’s comments were:
‘Totally awesome!’ Y3
‘mind-blowing’ Y6
‘I cant believe how much I learnt in an hour.’Y6
‘Incredible’ Y6
‘Can he come again?’Y2

We challenge children to develop and use scientific skills; acquire and apply scientific knowledge, understanding and language; investigate through play, exploration and experimentation; communicate and collaborate effectively with others.

In our Curriculum Enrichment Week in June, we invited Mr G into school to perform a science show with amazing experiments based around sound, vision and magnetism. The children then continued with their own daily scientific investigations all week wowing their classmates and teachers. The children learnt how exciting science can be!

Above all we hope that children will enjoy and be excited by their learning in science.

Please read our school Science Policy: Science Policy 2018

Please read our Curriculum Map for Science: Curriculum map for Science 2018