Science 

"the important thing is to never stop questioning" Albert Einstein

Our vision

Science provides the foundations for our understanding of the world.

We want to foster children's scientific curiosity, their experimentation skills and their ability to conclude and evaluate.

INTENT

Our children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.  We aim to  foster a curiosity  to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes – skills essential for life-long learning.

implementation

At Westbury Park School, we use the Rising Stars Switched on Science scheme to support the teaching and learning of science. This embeds the working scientifically requirements into each topic so that in addition to the core knowledge and vocabulary, children are developing skills of observation, investigation and fair testing, classification, data handling.

Each year group studies six different scientific topics that engage children through practical, hands-on experiments, data analysis, videos and investigation. Whilst knowledge is topic specific, throughout their primary journey, children's scientific skills are built upon and, as they reach upper KS2, children are encouraged to plan and carry out their own scientific investigations. 

impact

Children will have the confidence to analyse results and form conclusions whilst using the correct and accurate scientific vocabulary to support their explanations. An understanding of scientific processes will be clear to all children and a love of the subject will ignite enthusiasm beyond the classroom. An expression of scientific understanding will be clear in science books and also through discussion.

science overviews

EYFS and KEY STAGE ONE OVERVIEW

LOWER KEY STAGE TWO OVERVIEW

UPPER KEY STAGE TWO OVERVIEW

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knowledge organisers

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Year 1

Animals

Humans & My Body

Everyday materials

Plants

Autumn & Winter

Spring & Summer

Year 2

Animals inc Humans

Animals in the wider world

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Uses of Everyday Materials

Year 3 

Animals inc Humans

Forces and Magnets

Light

Nutrition

Plants

Rocks

Year 4

Digestion and Teeth

Electricity

Food Chains

Living Things and their Habitats

Sound

States of Matter

Year 5

Animals including Humans

Earth and Space

Forces

Living Things and their Habitats

Properties and Changes of Materials

Year 6

Light

Animals inc humans

Electricity

Evolution and Inheritance

Living Things and their Habitats