Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand



At Lady Joanna, we are committed to fostering in our children a sense of excitement, awe and wonder about the world around them. We believe that children learn Science best by doing and seeing; by providing the children with a range of opportunities to actively carry out different types of scientific enquiries, we ensure that working scientifically and application of key concepts and knowledge is embedded into the heart of our science curriculum.  


 “You don’t need a big brain the size of a planet, or mad hair. You need a passion to understand things.”

“It’s the true wonder of science that can get people excited and people to aspire.”

Dame Maggie Aderin-Pocock – Space Scientist


That passion to understand and to find out more about the world underpins our teaching of Science at Lady Joanna and is what we aim to inspire within our children. Our broad, rich Science curriculum not only provides children with the key scientific facts and concepts, but also gives them plentiful opportunities to be able to hone their practical and problem solving skills through hands-on investigations and enquiry-based learning. Children learn to work independently and in collaboration with others, growing in confidence and resilience and, most importantly of all, with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them. We want them to reach for the stars!



Science Sequence of Learning