Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993

Science at Bowker Vale

Science - The Bowker Vale Way


At Bowker Vale our aim in Science is that children are given opportunities to observe, record and draw conclusions about the world around them.  Science fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non living.   Through teaching Science children are given opportunities to:


  • Develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
  • Acquire a curious and questioning mind.
  • Develop skills of observation and investigation.
  • Collect, retrieve, present and communicate their findings to others in a variety of ways.


Teachers are responsible for the teaching of Science. It is taught in units through a combination of whole class teaching, group and individual work. The units are based on the National Curriculum, please see what each year group will be studying throughout the year.


During the Foundation Stage children begin to explore the world around them, with specific science work covered through the Early Learning Goal ‘The World’.
Throughout our science teaching we hope that our children will develop a sense or awe and wonder about the world around them.

Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge 2018!


This year, a group of pupils from Year 5 visited Manchester University to take part in the first ever Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge! (GMEC) The task was to create a marble run which would take the longest time to reach the ground. After much discussion, collaboration and tinkering, the children produced a fantastic marble run which they presented at the University of Manchester.  Here are some photographs of our tinkering journey!