Science at our school focuses upon the children acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and appreciate the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
At Sutton Manor Primary School, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each national curriculum area of study and these are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Programmes of study, such as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail in Key Stage Two. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into their long-term memory.
They are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being confident to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions particularly in our local community.