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Science is covered through two discrete lessons each week with learning reinforced through cross-curricular activities at every opportunity.

In line with the National Curriculum, pupils will be taught to ‘work scientifically’ and given opportunities to do so through each topic. 

We aim to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. 
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. 
  • are encouraged to take the lead in planning their own investigations.                                                                                                                     To support the well-structured and progressive curriculum, the school makes use of a range of engaging resources such as those provided by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

We are committed to outdoor learning and offer a range of practical, outdoor learning experiences including lessons at our Forest Schools. 

For more information about the teaching and learning of Science, please contact our Science Leader, Mrs Bennison, via the School Office. 

Useful Links for Parents

Please find below helpful website links that can support Science learning at home:








Religious Education

At the Husthwaite and Sessay CE Federation, Religious Education has an important and central place within our curriculum. We teach the statutory, North Yorkshire Religious Education syllabus that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. As well as the study of Christianity as a livng and diverse faith, the programme also includes learning about a range of religions and worldviews, fostering respect for others. Concepts and values are explored both through discrete RE lessons and Faith Days and Curriculum Enrichment Weeks. 

Through our RE curriculum and based on the strands of Believing, Expressing and Living, we aim to help children to: 

  • Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews. 
  • Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews. 
  • Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews. 

In order to make RE a lively, active subject, we employ a variety of teaching methods including art; music; discussion; the development of thinking skills; drama; the use of artefacts, pictures, stories; the use of periods of stillness and reflection. 

We want our pupils to have opportunities to encounter local faith communities through visitors and visits to local places of worship or enrichment. 

For more information about the teaching and learning of RE, please contact our RE Leaders, Mr Chapman (Husthwaite) / Mrs Sowray (Sessay), via the School Office. 

Useful Links for Parents

Please find below helpful website links that can support RE learning at home:




Collective Worship

Our daily assemblies include an act of Collective Worship. On Fridays we have a sharing assembly when children’s work and achievements are celebrated.  We visit church on a number of occasions throughout the year, for example Christmas, Education Sunday and at Easter time. We invite the whole school community to join us in Community Services for Harvest, Easter, Summer and Leavers’ Assembly. The local vicar is usually

involved in delivering a short message as  part of these services.


Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and the Collective Act of Worship.  Please contact the Head Teacher if you wish to discuss this option.