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At Snaresbrook Primary School, our vision is to provide a Science curriculum full of stimulating and challenging experiences. We aim to encourage curiosity in children and help them secure and extend their scientific knowledge and skills. This will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners with the drive and the ability to explore the ever-changing world around them. Where appropriate, Science teaching will enhance their understanding of other areas of the curriculum.

How is Science implemented?

At Snaresbrook Primary School, the main focus of our Science teaching is to provide practical and investigative activities that enable pupils to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills through first-hand experiences. Pupils will be taught how to use increasingly complex scientific equipment and resources accurately and safely. Pupils will use specific, age-appropriate scientific vocabulary for each topic they study. The teaching of working scientifically skills will be built into each topic studied.

At Snaresbrook Primary School we use the school grounds to further the learning taking place: we have an Edible Playground and a Forest area which forms part of our extended Science curriculum. 


Places to visit to support science education

The Science Museum  Home | Science Museum
The Natural History Museum Home | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)
The Royal Observatory at Greenwich Royal Observatory | Royal Museums Greenwich (rmg.co.uk)
The Wellcome Collection Museum and Library Wellcome Collection | A free museum and library exploring health and human experience
The Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution The Faraday Museum | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here (rigb.org)
Horniman Museum and Gardens  Homepage - Horniman Museum and Gardens
The Florence Nightingale Museum


Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve Walthamstow Wetlands | London Wildlife Trust (wildlondon.org.uk)
London Transport Museum London Transport Museum (ltmuseum.co.uk)

Primary Science Quality Mark

In May 2021, Snaresbrook Primary School was awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark. This recognises our significant commitment to Science teaching and learning and shows that the quality of science at Snaresbrook 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.


Snaresbrook Science Curriculum

Every child at Snaresbrook Primary School engages in quality Science education from their entry into Nursery until the end of Key Stage 2 in Year 6.  The Science curriculum is hands-on so that children develop their scientific skills practically. 

Click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum.

Beyond the National Curriculum

We are always looking for opportunities to further develop the children's understanding in Science in school by organising trips, visitors and workshops. Please see below for details of the enriching experiences that we have taken part in. 

Forest Competition

A group of year 6 children took part in a science competition at Forest School. They had to work together to complete 3 challenging experiments, showing good scientific knowledge and skills. They worked really well as part of a team and they enjoyed working in the science labs using a range of equipment. Afterwards, they got to watch an exciting science show. 

Bancrofts Science Fair

A group of year 5 children attended a fantastic Science Fair at Bancrofts School. They watched a chemistry show, made their own rockets and looked at using their senses. They also got to explore stalls set up by Sixth Form students. These included looking at how digestion works, using dry ice and making bath bombs. The children had an amazing time learning about lots of different scientific concepts. 

Forest School Science Competition

Four year 6 children competed in a science competition at Forest School. They watched a brilliant science show and had to complete 3 exciting experiments, including looking at DNA and finding a suspect. They had a great time working in the science labs using a range of equipment and worked well as a team to solve the challenges.

Science Week

Year 4 enjoyed The Science Show with Boffin Olly. Children throughout the school carried out some fun investigations during the week, including looking at how to make chicken sounds with a plastic cup!


Year 3 Trip to the Natural History Museum

The children in Year 3 went on a visit to the Natural History Museum. They explored the Earthquakes and Volcanoes gallery and studied the exhibits carefully. They found out lots about different types of volcanoes and how to prepare for natural disasters. They then had a workshop about how we can detect earthquakes and volcanoes and the equipment used to do this. The children had great fun on the day, becoming mini scientists. 

Science workshop at Forest School

As part of British Science Week, many of the classes were able to go to Forest School for a science show or workshop. The children had a lot of fun and the different classes enjoyed learning a variety of scientific facts, including all about the fascinating properties of water and about ugly animals!

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