St Philip's Church of England

Controlled Primary School

Science at St Philip's

Discovery Club Pupils at Litherland High School STEM fair

March 2017


As part of British Science Week 2017 the St Philip’s Discovery Club were invited to participate in the STEM fair held at LHS. The children took two projects they had worked on to showcase at the fair including electrical glow bugs and a wire buzzer game.


They had to present their project to a set of judges, who included teachers and LHS triple science pupils, as well as answer a range of questions about the science involved in each model.


The children performed exceedingly well and the judges were so impressed with their work that they won two awards at the event – Most Original Project and Overall Event Winner. As you can imagine we are very proud of all the children involved!


Whilst at LHS the children also had the opportunity to participate in some ‘Wow factor’ secondary science based activities including dissecting a heart and watching the colours of a flame change when various chemicals were placed into a Bunsen burner.


All the children involved had a wonderful day and showed great enthusiasm for the science activities they participated in. They were wonderful representatives for our school. Well done!

Discovery Club at the LHS STEM Fair - March 2017


Science in Our School

Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.




At St Philip's we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in science lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding. Sometimes, we do this through whole-class teaching, while at other times, we engage the children in an enquiry-based research activity. We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as statistics, graphs, pictures and photographs. They use ICT in science lessons because it enhances their learning. They take part in role-play and discussions, and they present reports to the rest of the class. They engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in real scientific activities, e.g. investigating a local environmental problem, or carrying out a practical experiment and analysing the results.

Science News Spring 2017 Under the Stars

This term our school has been chosen to take part in the ‘Science Under the Stars’ project based at Edge Hill University. The project is focused on looking at the discoveries scientists in space have made about Earth and the dangers it faces.


As part of this project children across the school will be taking part in a filming day which will involve audio recordings, artwork, models and photographs of children being collected and made into an interactive book to be displayed at the ‘Science Under the Stars’ event at Edge Hill.


Our school filming day is Monday 6th February. Consent forms for children directly participating in the event will be issued this week.


The Science Under the Stars event is being held at Edge Hill University on Friday 24th March 4pm – 7pm. It is open to all parents and children. Further details of the event and what is on offer will follow shortly so watch this space!


This is a wonderful opportunity for our children and we can’t wait to see the finished product.


Below are links to external websites you can use to explore science concepts with your child at home: