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Malorees Federation

Malorees Federation

Junior School



At Malorees, our pupils learn about many different aspects of science, including the natural world, forces, electricity, changes of state, and materials. We always teach the subject in ‘real world’ contexts which demonstrate how science affects and enhances our daily lives. We encourage our pupils how to think scientifically about the world around them and to question what they see.

Approaches to teaching Science

Science is an awe-inspiring, mind-blowing subject and we ensure that it is taught in that way. Instilling a sense of awe and wonder in our pupils at the scientific marvels that surround us, is at the heart of what we do. We apply an enquiry-based approach to science teaching, including the use of analogies and illustrations. As much as possible, children plan their own investigations and experiments. We believe passionately that our pupils learn the most about science when they are challenged to explore and discover things for themselves. Outdoor learning is a vital part of our children’s scientific experience, and we make extensive use of our grounds and the surrounding area to teach the subject.

Special Science Curriculum events

An exciting programme of science-themed events takes place throughout the year at Malorees.
These include:

  • Opportunities for our children to tackle hands-on experiments.
  • Annual Science Week.
  • Trips to the Science Museum.
  • Cooking clubs for children.
  • Parent and children’s science workshops.







R - The natural world around us

Light and dark

R – Exploration of different materials

R – Frozen (changes of state and consistency in materials)

R – Floating and sinking

R - Growing (plants)

R – See how we grow (animals)


R – Materials (properties)

Y1 –Properties of Materials

Y1 - Plants

Y1 –Sorting Materials

Y1 – Human Body

Y1 – The Seasons (Summer 1)

Y2 – Animals including humans

Y2 – Materials 

Y2 – Plants

Y2 – Human Nutrition

Y2 – Weather and day length

Y3 – Food and our Bodies

Y3 – Light and shadows

Y3 – Rocks, soils and fossils

Y3 – How does your garden grow?

Y3 – We are astronauts

Y3 – Forces and magnets

Y4 – Teeth and Eating

Y4 – Power it Up!

Y4 – Looking at States

Y4 – Living Things

Y4 – The Big Build

Y4 – What’s the Sound?

Y5 – Growing up and Getting Old

Y5 – Material World

Y5 – Out of this World

Y5 – Circle of Life

Y5 – Let’s Get Moving!

Y5 – Amazing changes

Y6 – Healthy bodies – Animals inc Humans

Y6 –  Classification – Living Things

Y6 – Evolution

Y6 – Light

Y6 – Electricity

Y6 – We are Dinosaur Hunters

Thriving Stands for:

Health & Happiness
Vibrant Learning
Growth & Challenge