Cookridge Holy Trinity
Church of England (VA) Primary School

The Best For Every Child -
a Unique Child of God.

Green Lane, Cookridge Leeds, LS16 7EZ
Telephone: 0113 2253 040




At our school science involves the observation and investigation of the world around us where children are engaged and enthused. Pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Science teaching promotes in our children, a curious, questioning attitude that leads to investigation in order to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.


  • To deliver the Science Programmes of Study of the 2014 National Curriculum.
  • To develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • To develop ‘Working Scientifically’ skills through relevant practical tasks.
  • To equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science.


The staff have worked together to produce four key principles for teaching science in our school which will be referred to in our planning, classroom teaching and displays:

  • Children are engaged and enthused
  • There is practical exploration
  • Lessons incorporate prior learning
  • There is questioning from children and adults
  • Activities are linked to the wider world and community

KS1 Long Term Plan 2020-21
KS2 Long Term Plan 2020-21

Do you want to try science investigations at home? Look here …

PSTT: Science-Fun-at-Home   Great ideas for exciting experiments and science activities
BBC bitesize: Science      Information and clips about the different science topics.

Bill Nye The Science Guy      Experiments and explanations mixed with a dash of humour.

RSC: primary science      Inspiring science ideas from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

A reminder … **Remember to ask an adult permission to do these and tell me how you have got on and bring in any photos too!

Science Week: Monday 28th June – Friday 2nd July

Great Science Share: Monday 28th June: Videos of science demonstrations – click on the links to see what the different year groups have been doing in science (More videos/photos will be uploaded throughout the week).

Reception: The children have been learning about lifecycles of butterflies first hand


Year 2: The children have been investigating what conditions a plant needs to grow.

Year 3R: exploring friction and magnets

Year 3W: 

Year 4: The science councillors have shared what Y4  have been doing in science throughout the year.





Year 6: Science demos – be impressed by the floating paperclip and the receding pepper


Science Week Home Learning Challenge: Create a marble run.

Cardboard, sticky tape, marbles  – what else have you got lying around the house? Can you build a run that keeps the marble going for as long as possible? What recycled material could you use?

Follow this link, and go to: Challenge 03 marble run to get some inspiration for how you could make you marble run. Don’t worry it doesn’t need to go as long as a minute, just try and keep the marble going for as long as you can.

Send in a video of your marble run in action to your year-group email, by Wednesday 30th June to be in with a chance to win.

There will be a winner for the marble that travels for the longest time in KS1 and KS2 as well as a prize for the most eco-friendly design. Get problem solving!

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Science Photos

Click here to see photos from 2020 – 2021

Click here to see photos from 2019 – 2020

Click here to see photos from 2018 – 2019

Click here to see photos from 2017 – 2018