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Ashbourne Primary Scientists!
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Science at Ashbourne Primary School encourages curiosity, develops inquisitive minds and fosters a fascination with how the world works.

Our work is underpinned by our vision and aims: ‘Nurturing aspiration through happy, creative learning’. Our PRAISE aims are at the heart of every lesson and our focus on the removal of barriers to learning is firmly embedded into all areas of the Science curriculum.

At Ashbourne Primary, children will learn and enjoy science through practical and investigative work. As they move through the year groups, children will develop and test their own hypotheses, create a fair test and understand how changing variables affects outcomes. Children are taught how to use age-appropriate equipment and resources safely and accurately, from magnifying glasses in the exploration of habitats, to house-hold acids and alkalines to test their effect on different materials. At Ashbourne Primary, we are ideally located to utilise the natural environment – both in our school grounds and in the immediate area. A short walk to the local brook enables all children the opportunity to explore a water based habitat and conduct river flow studies. We provide an excellent foundation for further learning in KS3.

Science Scheme of Work

Science scheme of work 2020



KS1 have been investigating materials to see if they are waterproof


KS1 have been learning how to keep healthy.


KS1 have been sorting materials.


We know that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Measuring forces

We have been identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system.




Science Day with Rolls Royce STEM Ambassadors