Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes things work; what makes lightening flash in a storm; why we perspire when we get hot, or what the universe is made up of? These are the sort of questions that scientists look at everyday, and these are just the same questions that we are asked everyday by young enquiring minds.
Our role as a teacher of science is to encourage and foster these interests and questions by providing opportunities to explore, investigate, observe and question further. It is of the utmost importance that science is not presented as a body of knowledge to be learned. It is only through investigation and experimentation of ideas, that scientific knowledge, understanding and skills become meaningful and relevant.
Our Aims and Objectives
Our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:
- Develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
- Learn about the ways of thinking and finding out about and communicating ideas.
- Explore values and attitudes through science.
- Investigation and testing theories/ideas etc.
Our Curriculum Planning
At Witton Church Walk Primary School, we deliver our Science curriculum through our progression document. This document maps out the key knowledge, skills and vocabulary the children will be working towards achieving by the end of each key stage. Each National Curriculum objective is broken down into small, achievable steps in order to create a sequence of lessons, allowing for depth of learning to take place. Staff have collaborated on this document to ensure that learning is progressive and built upon prior learning as the children move through the key stages. This ensures our curriculum delivers clear progression of skills from Year 1 to Year 6.
Please click on the following image to view our Science Curriculum.
- A wealth of information, activities and videos covering all aspects of the primary science curriculum.
- NASA Kids' Club - a plethora of space focused games, videos, images and activities to introduce and help kids learn about the world of space.
- National Geography Kids - enables science lovers to explore the world of cience through a collection of apps, games, magazines, toys, videos and many other materials.
- Science Kids - a website that features a treasure trove of educational science materials. These include online games, experiments, lesosn plans, quizzes, science projects, free activities and many more.
- Discovery #MindBlown - Brought to you by The Discovery Channel - a STEM-based educatainment exploring the world around us. On the website, you can watch #MindBlown videos and play games. lternatively, download the free app from the App Store or Google Play and decide the topics you want to elarn more about.
- The National Geographic Explorer Classroom - a chance to hear real stories from real explorers; cutting edge scientists and researchers, transformative educators and powerful storytellers.