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"The important thing is to never stop questioning" Albert Einstein


Welcome to the Science Page! 


At Millbrook we are committed to ensuring the effective delivery of a Science curriculum as one of the three core subjects that all pupils need. To ensure high quality and standards of teaching and learning in science Millbrook has subscribed to the SNAP Science scheme of work created by Collins Education and given the green tick by the Association of Science Education. Where/When ever possible Science is linked by teachers at Millbrook to their other teaching in Philosophy, Outdoor Learning as well as the other Core and foundation subjects.



A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational 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.

The Science Lead is Ms Wendy May.

Our Vision for Science

As part of the Primary Science Quality Mark process, we have developed our School Vision for Science. This was done as a collaborative process between children and staff, discovering what we do well in Science currently and where we want it to go in the future.

Millbrook Curriculum Map Science

'Stalybridge school shows science skills...' Tameside Correspondent

Great Science Share for Schools 2023


Exciting News for 2022-2023... 


Last year Millbrook Primary and Nursery School ventured on a new quest to achieve the 'PSQM' Primary Science Quality Mark. After a rigorous year, developing the profile and quality of science teaching and learning, we are now able to proudly confirm that we have achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark!



The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The coronavirus pandemic and climate change crisis have made everyone aware of the importance of science in our world.  Primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us and our planet healthy and safe. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science teaching and learning. The profile and quality of science in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”



We are very proud to have achieved PSQM and we will be ensuring that we continue to embed and build on our achievements so far!


W May smiley



Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. "I have no special talent I am only passionately curious" Albert Einstein



The Great Science Share 2022!!

Millbrook Primary were fortunate enough to attend the GSS at the brand new Science and engineering building at The University of Manchester. We had a fantastic time, the children did Millbrook proud with their science share, they carefully lead an investigation, articulated their learning and learnt from others! They were in their element! What an amazing day!!!

STEM After School Club!

Today we met a special scientist and some very special birds of prey. We learnt about animal habitats, the needs of birds, adaptation and conservation!

A truly memorable day! Especially for one little person :)

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Year 1 learning about the human body, the body parts and the five senses

Science through literacy in EYFS, exploring light and dark this term through the story of Owl babies

We have some keen bird spotters in Year 2!

Year 1 asked the question "Can water travel up a flower stem?" as we take part in the Great Science Share 2021!!

Here we are exploring 'fish' as part of learning about the five types of animals, we are observing their scales, fins and gills.

Year 3 exploring electrical circuits for the first time!

Today should have been Science day crying

 Let us not be too sad though... Here are some experiments you might be able to try at home 



STEM have some fantastic resources and activities for learning at home check out the website-




Can you remember your Science topic?


I challenge you to carry out an investigation based on what you have been learning about- 


What question will you choose?


What will you change? 


What will you measure/observe?


What will you keep the same?


What do you predict will happen? Why?


On this page you will find an investigation sheet to help you plan, you could even write up your results- can you think of a way to present your findings?


Have fun and don't forget to send any pics in wink

mail--Date for the diary... STEAM DAY coming up... 2nd April-- smiley

Pupil voice:


What can you tell me about science in one minute? 

World, lab, lab coat, goggles, experiments, fire, creatures, fabrics, challenge, team work, group work, solids, digestive system, fun, dangerous. 


What do you enjoy about science? 

Doing experiments, finding out things, group work, science people coming in. 

"The science of today is the technology of tomorrow" Edward Teller

Science Investigation Planning sheet

Year 3's trip to Poole's Cavern

Click on the link below to see more....

STEAM Day - April

Primary Engineers Leaders Awards - Highly Commended!

STEM Club Autumn

We won £50 for our Science Display!

Year 2 Science

Primary Engineer Leaders Awards

Congratulations to Xander and Tim who have been awarded certificates of distinctions in the Primary Engineer Leaders Award. They had to invent something, pitch a letter to impress the judges and include a design of their invention.  "Having demonstrated an advanced understanding of engineering, the judges found their entry to be extremely interesting and more than worthy of the Distinction grade. Well done!"

National Science & Engineering Week

Visit from the engineers 

The science ambassadors have taken part in a competition to design something to solve a problem. They had to interview engineers and find out about their profession. The children then worked with the engineers to design their invention. These will be sent off the STEM to be judge nationally. 


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Science Day!


The whole school took part in 'Science Day' today. We have used our enquiring minds to plan investigations, carry out experiments and research famous scientists. We had 2 STEM ambassadors in school working with the children one ran an animal workshop and the other a forensic science workshop. We had a great day.


Have a look at what we have been up to...


Year 1 and Year 5 enjoyed a visit from a spaceman. September

Year 3 Investigating Rocks - September

Science through the School

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