Science teaching at Manor Park aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and application of Science, today and for the future.

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught are reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. 

Knowledge of scientific processes is gained throughout a child’s journey through school. Learning in Key Stage Two builds on prior learning in Key Stage One which, in turn, builds on solid foundations gained in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our Science curriculum uses the National Curriculum to ensure that children gain the knowledge they need to become successful scientists at primary school and beyond, fostering an interest in the subjects – much needed by today’s society.