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These seeds were taken up into space by British Astronaut Tm Peak and grown back on Earth at SJA as part of the “Rocket science” project.

Science is developing a high profile at Sawtry Junior Academy. It is fun and inspires awe and wonder in our world.

We aim to encourage the children to develop their scientific thinking through hands on exploration and experimentation alongside a deeper knowledge and understanding of the natural and man-made worlds through communication, application, investigation and observation.

Science skills are taught and applied alongside technological ones enabling problem solving to be addressed.

Where relevant, these are linked with the term’s theme to give real relevance to the children’s learning. This cohesive approach leads the children to enjoy new scientific discoveries, inspiring them and equipping them with the skills to shape how we live in our rapidly changing society.