Here at Marton Manor, children are encouraged to become scientific enquirers and to develop their skills of observation,  hypothesising,  investigating, drawing conclusions and making links.

Skills in analysing and checking are developed along with conceptual knowledge and understanding. Children use their growing scientific vocabulary to pose questions, control conditions, explain variations, classify, compare and contrast and record their findings.

We want to develop their sense of awe and wonder and to foster their natural curiosity to help them gain a wider and deeper understanding of the natural and man-made world.

Science is taught following the National Curriculum and is embedded in some topics but also taught as a separate subject. This provides a creative, interactive and balanced programme of study. A progression of knowledge and key skills are evident throughout school starting from the Early Years Foundation Stage all the way up to Year 6. This ensures children are experiencing Science from the moment they start school. We aim to nurture children’s curiosity from an early age, helping them to answer and ask ‘big’ questions which will develop their sense of wonder and excitement for Science.

Through visits and use of our local area, including our school gardens and pond area, we help children to have first hand experiences and to see how their knowledge can be applied in real-life contexts. We have a wide range of resources to help children to carry out investigations and we use books and the internet to help children conduct their own research.

Science Curriculum Topics of Study and Substantive Concepts

A sample of our Science Curriculum

Science Subject PolicyView
Science Curriculum OverviewView
Science Substantive Concept OverviewView
Reception Science CurriculumView
Year 1 Science CurriculumView
Year 2 Science CurriculumView
Year 3 Science CurriculumView
Year 4 Science CurriculumView
Year 5 Science CurriculumView
Year 6 Science CurriculumView

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