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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

"Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness." based on John 10:10

Science Capital at School and Home

Science capital is a measure of your engagement or relationship with science, how much you value it and whether you feel it is ‘for you’ and connected to your life. It highlights the significance of what you know about science, how you think about it, what (science related activities) you do and who you know in shaping attitudes and feelings about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) subjects.

At St Matthew's we are raising the profile of Science in our school community through a number of strategies.  These include regular whole school assemblies focusing on relevant everyday science, in addition to posters around the school with question prompts to encourage staff and pupils to start a science dialogue.  Regular 'Engineering Challenges' will be presented for children to tackle at home if they wish, and we also plan to participate in a whole school 'Engineering Day' in the Autumn Term to further build on our school's Science Capital.  

What can you do at home?

Here are a few weblinks to inspire you:


​​​​​A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.

Science Kids

e-learning for kids

Kids' Science Challenge

BBC Science

BBC Bitesize

How Stuff Works

Funkids Science Weekly Podcast