Manor Fields Primary School


Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. We teach children to undertake scientific enquiry and to learn about life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes.


Vision and Intent

At Manor Fields Primary School, our vision is to provide a science curriculum which inspires children to confidently explore and investigate so that they enjoy deepening their understanding of the world.  Exciting, challenging and hands on experiences encourage curiosity and discussion and support children in building their science capital and develop a life-long passion for science.

We have recently re-shaped our curriculum using ASE resources to support its development and now have a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum which has the need of all child at the centre of what we do. We want our children to love science and have long lasting memories of the learning which they have experienced. Our aim is to provide stimulating and challenging experiences to support and challenge every child to extend their scientific knowledge, skills and vocabulary, while promoting a lifelong thirst for scientific learning.



Science Implementation

Topics are blocked to allow children to study each topic in depth.

Science topics are taught within each year group in accordance with the National Curriculum.

Every year group’s learning builds upon the learning from prior year groups allowing for a developing depth of understanding and progression of skills.

Monitoring and assessment of children’s learning will take place regularly to ensure that teaching meets the needs of all.

Teachers promote enjoyment and curiosity.

Children explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as conclude their findings.

Children present their findings and learning using science specific language, observations and diagrams.

In order to support children in their ability to ‘know more and remember more,’ we are developing opportunities for children to review their learning and make links with what they already know and the new learning.

 Children will have opportunities to share their views on the science teaching and learning and take a lead in projects such as the development of the new garden.

Opportunities for children to build their science capital will be included in the curriculum through visits, visitors and planned activities.




The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum supports children’s understanding of Science through the planning and teaching of ‘Understanding the World.’  Children find out about objects, materials and living things using all of their senses looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change. Skilled practitioners foster curiosity and encourage explorative play, children are motivated to ask questions about why things happen and how things work.

Our children are encouraged to use their natural environment around them to explore and they enjoy spending time outdoors exploring mini-beasts and their habitats, observing the changing seasons, plants and animals. Children regularly participate in cookery sessions which allows them to experience changes in state as ingredients are mixed, heated and cooled.


 Science Impact

The impact of this curriculum design will lead to good progress over time and the expectation is that children make expected or better progress each year. Through well planned lessons, various workshops, trips and interactions with experts our Science curriculum will lead pupils to be enthusiastic science learners and understand that science can change our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future. We want to empower our children so they understand they have the capability to be scientists and help them aspire to using science to make changes to our world.  This is evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice, their learning and their positive attitudes towards science.

Staff, children and governors have contributed their ideas about what they think makes science learning good. 

From these ideas we have created our science vision and key principles which you can see below. 

We are pleased to announce that we have been successful in gaining the prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark! 

A massive thank you to all teaching staff, governors, children and parents who support us to deliver the most engaging lessons in science.

Well done everyone!

Here is part of the submission which demonstrates the children’s learning in science.

Science Knowledge Organisers Term 1

 Yr 1 Seasons.docxDownload
 Yr 2 Everyday Materials.docxDownload
 Yr 3 Light.docxDownload
 Yr 4 Sound.docxDownload
 Yr 5 Properties and changes of materials.docxDownload
 Yr 6 Light.docxDownload
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Science Planning Overviews Autumn 2022

 Year 1 science seasons 2022.docxDownload
 Year 2 materials 2022.docxDownload
 Year 3 Light 2022.docxDownload
 Year 4 Sound.docxDownload
 Year 5 Properties and changing materials.docxDownload
 Year 6 light.docxDownload
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Science Knowledge Organisers  Spring Term

 Yr 1 Animals including humans.docxDownload
 Yr 1 Materials.docxDownload
 Yr 2 Animals including humans.docxDownload
 Yr 3 Light.docxDownload
 Yr 3 Rocks and soils.docxDownload
 Yr 4 Animals inc humans.docxDownload
 Yr 4 states of matter.docxDownload
 Yr 5 Earth and Space.docxDownload
 Yr 6 evolution and inheritance.docxDownload
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