"The important thing is to never stop questioning" Albert Einstein
Welcome to the Science Page!
Here you will find the Science Teaching Policy and Useful Websites.
Science theme days, competitions and activities will also be posted here, so please keep checking...
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 Mrs 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.
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!
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!!!
Today should have been Science day
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
--Date for the diary... STEAM DAY coming up... 2nd April--
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!"
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...