Science at Merton Abbey Primary
“Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist.” – Carl Sagan
“Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity.” – Tim Minchin
Science’s development over time has changed people’s lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Therefore, as part of a broad and well balance curriculum, all pupils should be taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key substantive knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
At Merton Abbey, our school’s motto is ‘Working hard, and caring for each other’, and this is reflected in teaching the Science at our school; children achieving great success along their learning journey, taking pride in this and celebrating each other’s successes along the way. From Nursery to Year 6, it is our aim to encourage all our pupils to remain curious and passionate about enquiring. We believe that well taught science lessons are a key part of fuelling this sense of wonder and delight in finding out about the world. Who knows, perhaps some of the learners from Merton Abbey Primary today will use that passion to solving problems that will continue to change the world for the better in days to come?
The science subject leader is Monika Brown.
Our Science Policy
Our science curriculum map 2021
Our progression in Disciplinary knowledge document 2022-2023
Last week, Merton Abbey School celebrated British Science Week with the theme of 'Connections.' Children in all year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers including a doctor, a data scientist, a nutritionist and a forensic scientist.
Through the week, the Year 1 children had the opportunity to create their own slime. This hands-on activity was fun and provided a valuable learning experience for the children to learn about measurements.
Inspired by the visit from the nutritionist, Year 1 children designed 'Eat the rainbow' posters. Throughout the week, the children had the opportunity to talk about and research famous scientists, and they shared lots of interesting scientific information in front of their class. It was lovely to hear the discussions about science and see how well the children responded to the British Science Week experience.
Science Poster Competition 2023
This year's poster competition proved to be a popular event, with a fantastic turnout from children who put in great effort, creativity and unique ideas to design high-quality posters.