At Laurel Avenue Primary School Science is taught through topics using a skills based curriculum. 

Every child has a natural curiosity about the way the world works. Science at Laurel Avenue Community Primary School enables your child to find out how they can get answers to questions such as what size wings make the best helicopter, or why the sun seems to move across the sky or can a bean seed grow upside down? Investigative activities will be used to deepen your child’s understanding of Science. We aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in Science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. We wish to build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world through the use of a planned range of investigations and practical activities. At the same time, the children will be able to develop their ability to plan fair tests, make predictions, record results using ICT, diagrams, graphs, tables and charts and to make generalisations about their learning.

All topics are reviewed yearly and changed to meet the interests of the children, the requirements of the curriculum and topical events or current issues in the wider world.

For further information on the current years’ topics please see individual Class areas.


Primary Science Quality Mark

We are delighted to have recently been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark at Gold Level: 2016 - 2019.

The mark recognises the quality of Science teaching and learning in our school. It also celebrates our commitment to developing best practice and excellence in Primary School Science. The children and staff, led by Mrs Lawson, have all worked extremely hard to achieve the Gold Primary Science Quality award! We are excited about the future of science at Laurel Avenue and look forward to another inspiring year!


Primary Science Teaching Trust Teacher Award, 2017

To even be shortlisted for this National Award was a huge success so for Mrs Lawson to have actually won an award demonstrates just how impressed the judges were with the way she leads Science in our school.

She will have her award formally presented in Bristol in October but will become a Fellow of the Primary Science Teaching Trust from the Summer Term this year.