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Science at Monks Orchard Primary School aims to teach our children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to question and understand scientific concepts. This enables them to make sense of the world in which they live and motivates them to seek explanation through curiosity, scientific enquiry, logical thinking and critical evaluation of evidence.  We provide experiences that are appropriate and relevant to the children’s lives, but at the same time satisfy their curiosity and offer a worthwhile challenge. The teachers are aware of the importance of teaching Science in a progressive way, ensuring that all National Curriculum objectives are taught and developed. Children are encouraged to work together and care is taken to provide equal access for all.

Each year the Science curriculum is enriched by trips and visitors to the school. We have close links with local high schools, which gives our children the opportunity to work in science labs.  All of these visits bring Science to life and encourage the children’s enquiry skills.

Science Progression of Skills and Policy

















Examples of Class Work in Key Stage 2

Mini-Beast Hunt in the Nature Area

Science in Lockdown

Design and create a piece of art out of recycled material

Design a Sandwich

Plastic Pollution

Why do we exercise?

Rainbow In A Glass

Rain Cloud In A Jar



Make Your Own Volcano






Fireworks in a Glass




    Monks Orchard Primary School

    The Glade, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 7UF
    020 8654 2570