St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

01993 841240


The primary essence of the Curriculum is to develop the whole child socially, physically, as a person to include their health and fitness, cognitive and creative skills.

The curriculum map is based on the National Curriculum and Assessment based on the Rising Stars Progression Framework.

Coverage is linked to our topic themes to encourage a strong cross curricular element and to make learning purposeful.

The Science Curriculum aims to ensure that all students:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science inquiry that help them to answer specific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science both today and for the future
  • To increase the Science capital in all spheres of our influence; school, home, out of school and everyday


Science Curriculum Knowledge - Whole School Coverage 

Science Progression of Skills - Whole School Coverage


Covid-19 Science Recovery Plan Autumn 2020

Please click on the above link to view the Lock-down recovery plan for science.

CLEAPS Science RA During Covid-19

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Schools Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 200 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 4000 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.  

The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning.


The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

St Joseph's Science Vision



St Joseph's Scientist are ...


Proposed Science Yearly Planner









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