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Science at Nunthorpe Primary Academy

Science is a big focus at Nunthorpe. We teach it through practical investigation, which encourages children to think independently and to work successfully and collaboratively in teams. Our science leader is Mrs K Hamilton, who teaches science from Y2 to Y6.

Science Curriculum Overview

Our Science Curriculum Overview can be viewed by selecting the link below: Science Curriculum Overview

Science is taught in each year group as follows:-

  • EYFS – embedded in the EYFS curriculum.
  • Y1 – Science lessons each week taught by the Year 1 teacher plus two cross curricular topics, lasting several weeks.
  • Y2 to Y6 – Science lessons each week taught by Mrs Hamilton plus two cross curricular topics in each year group, lasting several weeks, taught by Mrs Hamilton and the class teacher.

The topics in each year group are as follows:

Medium term plans for science can be found in the ‘Curriculum’ section for each year group. For cross-curricular topics, they are embedded in the cross curricular Medium Term Plans.



Some Scientific Highlights

Family Science Challenge

Y6 children spend 6 weeks in after school club preparing to deliver this event, where Y3 children bring an adult family member to take part in exciting scientific exploration!

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Y6 Water Rocket Competition

This is a science and design technology project, culminating in a competition between local schools.

This year, Nunthorpe broke the all-time record with a distance of 113m – so impressive that Prof. Brian Cox was interested!


Our own Time Peake lookalike was on hand, helping with repairs!

The winning team – The Flying Pringles!!





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