St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239


If you are fascinated by all things Science, this is the place to come. 

Every term, there will be ideas for extra investigations you might like to carry out at home. There will be articles about new Scientific discoveries and also links to competitions you might like to enter. 

Keep me posted about what you do at home!


Crazy Cocoa Powder

Click on the image to take you to full instructions.

Can you think of any other hydrophobic materials?



The word hydrophobic comes from the Greek roots hydro- (meaning water) and -phobia (meaning fearing or hating) In science, it is used to describe materials which don't mix with water.


Create an invention, innovation or idea to help British farmers continue to care for the environment and become Climate Super Heroes.

Follow the link below to find more details. Mrs Cuthbert can help you to get started, email her




At St Mary’s CE Primary school, we want to harness our children’s curiosity in the world around them and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed to discover answers. We want the children to recognise the impact science has had on their lives, their communities and will have in their future. By providing links to real life and exposing our children to role models in the field of science, we aim to inspire them to consider how they could play a part in this field. 



Our curriculum has been developed by staff to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder by linking, when appropriate, our planned ‘Big Questions’.

Throughout the school, our children are encouraged to develop and use a range of working scientifically skills including questioning, researching and observing for themselves. We provide our children with a broad and ambitious scientific vocabulary to articulate their knowledge and discoveries.

Our annual year group plans are linked here and show where the Science Units are addressed. Teachers then create detailed termly plans which show the key science knowledge, vocabulary and teaching and learning ideas on more detail.

A general overview of what is covered, and when, is available here.