Manor’s science curriculum develops children’s knowledge and teaches methods, processes and vocabulary to understand and question the world around them. Through investigations and research, they develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world. They learn that science explains what is occurring, predicts how things will behave and analyses causes.

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The importance of science in the curriculum

We believe that Science has the transformative power to stimulate pupils’ curiosity in the world around them and to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge, concepts and skills, children are supported to develop the skills of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity of natural phenomena.
To fulfil these aims, children acquire both factual knowledge and the skills of scientific enquiry: identifying questions that can be addressed scientifically; planning and carrying out investigations; evaluating data; and recognising the limitations of their own and others’ work.

We believe that our annual Science Week is an opportunity for all children to participate in workshops, visits and practical experiments. A key activity is our Science Fair in which parents and children are provided with opportunities to explore and question key scientific concepts.