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Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.  At Northwick Manor Primary School we aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.

At Northwick Manor Primary School we believe in active learning, with the children having a ‘hands on’ approach to science. We want the children to become excited at the prospect of investigating and experimenting, and enjoy what they are learning.


The aims of science are to enable children to:


  • ask and answer scientific questions;
  • plan and carry out scientific investigations, using equipment, including new technology, correctly;
  • know and understand the life processes of living things;
  • know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces;
  • know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth;
  • evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.


Trips with science content are planned where suitable and we welcome guest speakers, we try to use our own school and local environments to bring our science alive!


 We have also joined the Ogden Trust which is a Science programme that is centered around a growing network of primary schools partnerships. We share practical ideas and have opportunities to participate in a range of activities with other schools such as a Science fairs.