Science is exploding at Manor Park!


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Science Intent

Science teaching at Manor Park, 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. 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 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.

Science Implementation

In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in science, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Where possible, Science is linked to class topics or a high quality text, however it is also taught as discrete units and lessons where needed to ensure coverage.  We ensure that all children are provided with rich learning experiences that aim to prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. Throughout Science lessons at Manor Park, we want children to acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of scientific ideas.  We aim to build on natural curiosity and develop a scientific approach to problems; encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and developing the skills of investigation.

Science Impact

The impact and measure of this, is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age related knowledge linked to the Science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points and build links on previously acquired learning. Children at Manor Park, will have a wider variety of skills linked to both scientific knowledge/understanding, and scientific enquiry.  Children are consulted about the delivery of Science through a regular pupil voice, as we want children to enjoy and be enthusiastic about Science in our school. We have a robust, annual monitoring schedule in place, which includes learning walks and book scrutiny – with meaningful feedback provided. Our SLT are kept up to date with developments in the way Science is run in our school, with monitoring updates and evaluated action plans.  


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Manor Park School & Nursery
Manor Park North,
Knutsford, WA16 8DB
Mr S Cotterill | Head Teacher 01625 568837