Being a scientist at Millfields means you have

  • The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings

  • Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.

  • Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings

  • High levels of imagination or innovation in the application of skills

  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork

  • A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies

At Millfields we aim to ensure the teaching of science:

  • Inspires pupils

  • Encourages the development of inquisitive minds

  • Nurtures pupils’ innate curiosity

  • Enables pupils to develop a range of transferable skills and understand a range of processes and methods.

We strive to create memorable learning opportunities that willdevelop a sense of excitement and curiosity whilst deepening their scientific knowledge, disposition and attitude. We raise the profile of science through inviting displays and floor books.

Throughout their school journey, pupils are engaging in science learning. It starts from nursery and reception, where pupils experience science through the EYFS framework learning area ‘Understanding the World,’ which then moves on to the specific disciplines of working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics from Key stage 1 and continues through to the end of Key stage 2. As one of the core subjects, science is taught every week.

These four disciplines are then broken down into specific topics:

Science Big Ideas

Science Curriculum Map

Click here to read about the National Curriculum Science Programme of Study

Enrichment in Science at Millfields

For the past two years, we have successfully started each academic year with a whole school science investigation. The pupils still speak fondly of these investigations all year round. The whole school investigation also serves as an opportunity for pupils from different year groups, siblings and parents to discuss their learning.

The aim is to:

  • Reintroduce and embed expectations around science

  • Increase engagement, enjoyment and motivation

  • Raise the profile of science in the school

  • Create an opportunity for pupils to discuss their learning with pupils throughout the school, siblings and even their parents

  • Celebrate science

Whole School Science Investigation 2021