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Croftlands Junior School


Learning About our Heart

Helen, the Heart Nurse, came to visit each year group.  Helen works in our local community, caring for patients who have problems with their heart.  She talked to us about the structure of the heart, how blood circulates around our body and how she measure the healthiness of a heart.   We explored the model of the heart and measured our pulses!  The children were very curious indeed and asked some intriguing questions.



Our Science Intent:

At Croftlands Junior School, we want our children to become enthusiastic and skilled scientists, who use their practical skills, knowledge, understand and natural curiosity to question, explore and discover the world around them.  We want our children to leave Year 6 as curious, resilient individuals, able to learn from explorations that did not succeed yet able to adapt and be flexible and try again.  Our young scientists will be able to recognise and manage risk appropriately, working together respectfully to find out more.


The school has built links with local employers and Higher Education establishments, including Siemens, Lancaster University and UlverSTEM, a local organisation of local businesses.   We are thrilled to have been awared the Primary Science Quality Mark. 

283 Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate their commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 4000 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.  

The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning.