Teaching of the sciences reflects the important part science plays in our Scottish heritage and the everyday applications of science in our lives. It provides opportunities to develop the natural curiosity and fascination of children in new discoveries and technologies. Within Sciences, the following areas are studied throughout P1 – 7.

Planet Earth

  • Biodiversity and interdependence
  • Energy sources and sustainability
  • Processes of the planet
  • Space

Forces, electricity and waves

  • Forces
  • Electricity
  • Vibrations and waves

Biological systems

  • Body systems and cells
  • Inheritance


  • Properties and use of substances
  • Earth’s materials
  • Chemical changes

Topical science

  • Topical science

Topics can be stand alone or part of Interdisciplnary Learning whereby science knowledge and skills can be understood and applied in a context.

The school recognises the important role in promoting STEM subjects within the primary sector and learning is often enhanced through close partnerships with outside agencies in this area.


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