Mrs. Wainwright - Subject Adviser


My name is Mrs Wainwright and I teach Class 6 and Year 5 maths and English groups. I am also Subject Adviser for Science.

I graduated from Chester University in 2002 with a B.Ed (Hons) degree and specialism in mathematics. My training involved teaching children from Reception to Year Six in a variety of Warrington and Halton schools. Once qualified, I secured a teaching position in a Runcorn school and remained there for 15 years. I spent 10 years of this time as a Year 6 class teacher and held responsibilities for mathematics, PSHE and gifted and talented – I have thoroughly enjoyed every role.

I love the mantra ‘A mistake is a learning opportunity’ and therefore always strive to help children feel confident in a lesson – unafraid to make mistakes and willing to ‘give things a go.’ I have a particular passion for instilling confidence in maths and science – wanting to make all children see these subjects as ‘fun’; however, I also love being active (sports, outdoor adventure), practical science and generally any subject in which I can be creative.

Curriculum Intentions:

At St Bede’s Catholic Junior School we strive to foster and develop pupils’ curiosity towards science. We understand that for our pupils to achieve well in science they need to acquire the necessary scientific knowledge and also be able to enjoy the experience of engaging with purposeful scientific enquiry in order to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  ‘Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.’  (National Curriculum 2014)

Teaching Intentions:

Through high-quality science teaching, we aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.  We aim to do this by: 

  • Delivering high quality, interesting and engaging science lessons
  • Using effective questioning to extend pupils’ learning and inspire and motivate pupils
  • Teaching about the contributions of significant scientists
  • Developing pupils’ ability to work scientifically and involve pupils in planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations
  • Developing pupils’ scientific vocabulary and ability to articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely
  • Using a good balance of subject knowledge lessons and practical, investigative lessons
  • Ensuring that all pupils are appropriately challenged to make good progress in science. 

With this in mind, please take a look at our photos from Science Week and below are links to sites that can be used at home to continue the science learning (not to mention the fun!) Also, click HERE to see our Bee Garden!

If you have any questions about history at St. Bede's, please click HERE.


STEM activities           BBC Science        Array of science sites    Climate Change site 


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