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At Meynell Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. We aspire to help our children develop as scientists through a range of learning experiences that are underpinned by our key intentions for learning in this subject: 


  1. We intend that that children will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the different principles of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
  2. We intend that our children will develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them, including the role science plays in conservation.
  3. We intend that children at Meynell will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future both globally and within our community, in particular how science has and will impact upon health.
  4. We intend that children will develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge and use this to understand the concept of fairness from a scientific point of view.
  5. We intend that children will learn to use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
  6. We intend to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery within our children.
  7. We intend to raise aspirations within science by exposing children to a variety of examples of success, from a wide range of backgrounds.  Through this children will explore equality within science.
  8. We intend that The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is now linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.


Progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS to Y6

Subject coverage

Class 11 have loved taking part in the award winning national project ‘Swab and Send’ in the hunt for new antibiotics. Our samples will now be passed on to Tapton school for students to analyse before being sent to Sheffield University.

Y5 had a fascinating afternoon with Tapton Secondary School extracting the DNA from a Kiwi Fruit

Science week 2019 was a great experience!

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We were very lucky to be able to launch science week with a special assembly run by Tapton.

Y2 really enjoyed Tapton's presentation all about working scientifically.

Y5 were very grateful to the microscope society for loaning us microscopes to support our CSI topic.

To celebrate space week 2018, we set about investigating different aspects of space. We then fed back our findings to each other and our parents.