Science statement of Intent

At St. Joseph the Worker we reflect the National Curriculum’s belief that high quality Science education provides the understanding of the world through disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and God’s great world. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things behave and analyse causes.

Science at St Joseph the Worker is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through, as well as using and applying scientific enquiry skills. We understand that children are naturally curious, we encourage this inquisitive nature throughout their time with us and beyond. Our staff ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.

Through the teaching of Science, we encourage our pupils to appreciate the complexity of God’s world and to delve further into the amazing properties within it. Our pupils are inspired by Pope Francis, who requests that we become ‘stewards of creation’ and look after our ‘common home’.  Our aim is to make children aware that as future scientists they can make a valuable contribution to improve the world that we all share. 


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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX