Our subject leader for science is Mrs Tinsley.
Science teaching at Sutton Manor Primary School 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 implications of Science, today and for the future.
At Sutton Manor Primary School, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children
study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such
as Plants, are taught in Key Stage One and studied again in further detail throughout 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 the long-term memory.
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 should be 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