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Curriculum Vision and Values 


Children and staff have worked together to produce our principles for amazing science learning. Our visions and principles are a way of communicating to all of our stakeholders what science at Old Church stands for and what we are trying to achieve.  Our science vision and principles provide us with a focus for action and ensure our efforts are channelled into the realisation of our vision.  

Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)

We are proud to announce that Old Church Primary School have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). Take a look at our portfolio of evidence documenting our science teaching and learning across the school.



Science Club. Science club has been running for a number of years at Old Church. Many children have had the opportunity to complete a CREST award and engage in a variety of of science based activities.

National Geographic Kids. Primary resources for Science which are a great tool for helping your child with their science projects and experiments.


Creative science ideas you can complete at home   


BBC Bitesize Science is a great site to explore to gain a deeper understanding pf the topics we teach in school.

Spring Term 2024

Properties of Materials

This term Year 5 have been looking at properties of materials.

The children have been using a range of materials to make their own glue. They were given sugar, salt, flour, cornflour and bicarbonate of soda. They had to mix each material with water to see which one would make the best glue.

Making New Materials 

In Science Year 5 have been mixing different materials together to see if they can change back to their original state. We mixed bicarbonate of soda with vinegar to make a new materials (Carbon Dioxide)

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Film canister rocket

There’s nothing like a little rocket science to add some excitement to the children's day!


Year 5 made their own mini rockets using film canisters. Once you add the water alka-seltzer tablet it starts to dissolve. This creates a gas call carbon dioxide. As the carbon dioxide is being released, it creates pressure inside the film canister. The more gas that is made, the more pressure builds up until the cap it blasted down and the rocket is blasted up.

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