Flixton Primary School

Enthusiasm. Effort. Excellence.

Infant Department: Mardale Avenue, Flixton M41 5SA
Junior Department: Delamere Road, Flixton M41 5QL


0161 748 5141




The most important goal for science education at Flixton Primary School is to stimulate, nurture and sustain the sense of excitement, wonder and curiosity about natural phenomena.

Science is a dynamic, creative, human process which contributes greatly to the development of human culture, both nationally and globally. The values that guide scientific endeavour: respect for living things and the environment; respect for evidence and the opinions of others; honesty in collecting and presenting data; an openness to new ideas, are the basis of responsible citizenship.

Through science, children are able to develop important, transferable skills to prepare them to be enterprising and creative adults. Through collaborative investigative tasks they can learn to interpret data, make deductions and draw valid conclusions based on evidence. Through learning about key foundational scientific knowledge and concepts in relevant, real-life contexts they can acquire the ability to express and justify their views on science-based issues of importance to society, based on knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and concepts.

Taken together, this learning through science will help their development as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Aspiring scientists at FPS...

Year 1- Animals including humans

Year 1 have been naming different body parts.


They have also explored different ways to record data, by voting on each pupils' favourite flavour of popcorn. 

Year 2- Uses of everyday materials

Y2 have been comparing the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including: wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard.

Year 3- Forces and magnets / light


Year 3 have been developing their understanding of scientific investigations.

Impressive work year 3!



Year 4 - States of matter


Proving understanding of reversible and irreversible changes.



Year 5 - Finding out about space



Year 5 visit Jodrell Bank as part of their science learning



Year 5 have been using research skills to find out different planets and make comparisons.



Year 6 - Learning about light 


Children are encouraged to develop their thinking skills by investigating and solving problems. Below, Year 6 are using their understanding of light to investigate ways to see around corners. 


Superb explanations of: how we see things ; the differences between dull and shiny objects; exploring what refraction is and investigations linked to shadows.