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The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘that’s funny….’

Isaac Asimov

Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.

Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life.

Pupils recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

Inline with the new primary curriculum our science scheme follows the broad areas of physics, chemistry and biology strands with exciting science topics such as Earth Rocks! We are Evolving! and How does your garden grow? The standard of our science is very high at Aston and Cote.

As part of a four year rolling programme we also have a special Science Week in which we take part in The Oxfordshire BIG Science Event and in which we invite an array of visiting scientists to work with the children. This year we worked closely with the zoology department at Oxford University who helped our pupils to create a plethora of microbes.


We also run the CREST award Science scheme as part of our after school clubs provision and throughout their time with us, the pupils will take part in a range of visits to places of scientific interest such as the National Space Centre.

  • Aston & Cote C of E Primary School
  • School House, Cote Road
  • Aston
  • Bampton, Oxfordshire
  • OX18 2DU
  • Tel: 01993 850435
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