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Welcome to our Science page. Please have a look at our Science Rationale and Progression Map. 


Science at Priestsic


At Priestsic Primary School, we teach our pupils to be curious about the world around them and develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills through first hand experiences and also through developing a rich knowledge.

Year 1

Our Seed Race!

We carried out a scientific investigation to find out, which seeds would grow best, chick peas, popping corn, black beans or a split pea. We set up the experiment, planted the seeds and watched what happened every day. We recorded our results each week in our seed diary.  We found that the chick pea won the race and the popping corn was second.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Year 2

In our Science learning, we have been looking at the parts of a plant and the role of the different parts of a plant.  We have planted some of our own plants, ensuring that we water them regularly to keep them healthy. 






We have set up an investigation to see if plants grow without light and without heat.  We have made predictions about what will happen.  We will let you know what happens?
With heat
Without heat
With light
Without light

Why do we have night and day? Let us explain!!

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Year 3 

Year 3 went on a residential trip to Rand Farm. We learned so many things from seeing and working on the farm. As well as learning about all of the animals, we found out about different food groups for a healthy, balanced diet and we learned about plants through planting vegetables. 

Year 4 

In Year 4, we visited Yorkshire Wildlife park to see all of the different animals they have there. We also learned all about different types of animal teeth, why they are needed and how they are used. We even got to hold a African Land Snail, a dung beetle and stroke a snake! 

Year 5

Through our studies of the earth sciences, we found out more about the solar system. Whilst creating the solar system, we were researched different facts about the planets. We explored gravity and carried out experiments to see how craters are formed.

Year 6 

In Year 6, we investigated how the brightness of the bulb or the loudness of the buzzer was affected by the number and voltage of cells in the circuit.