‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Becoming Scientists

Great are the works of the Lord, they are pondered by all who delight in them. 

Psalm 111:2

Science at Whitegate CE Primary School

 

At Whitegate CE Primary School, we aim to nurture restless curiosity and resilience to explore the world around them which will prepare them for ‘life in all its fullness’.

 

We provide our children with a broad and ambitious science curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, where children learn how science works and why science matters in the world.

Science is taught through first-hand experiences with a range of resources and stimuli. Our children are encouraged to work scientifically and to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations. They encouraged to question the world around them and become more independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.

 

The aims of teaching science in our school are:

 

  • To prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world;
  • To explore, investigate and ask questions to deepen the children’s understanding;
  • To develop practical skills by working scientifically;
  • To build on our children’s natural curiosity and develop a scientific approach to explore exciting challenges, both independently and cooperatively;
  • To understand the nature, process and methods of science;
  • To articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely using scientific language;
  • To remedy misconceptions;
  • To understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future;
  • To have an awareness of the impact of science, scientists and their discoveries;
  • To use problem solving skills and see connections between science other subject areas.

 

 Websites we recommend to explore:

enlightenedBBC science KS1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z6svr82

enlightenedBBC science KS2: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

enlightenedScience Kids: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

Our Science year group curriculum overview:

Our Geography year group curriculum overview:

  Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spring Term 2 Summer Term 1 Summer Term 2

Acorn

Reception

States of Matter

 

Animals

Plants
Seasons
Maple
Year 1

Animals including Humans

Weather/Seasons

Plants

 

Materials
Beech
Year 2/3 
Using Everyday Materials

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Cedar
Year 3/4

States of Matter

Sound

Electricity

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Willow

Year 4/5

States of Matter

Sound

Space

Forces

Plants

Electricity

Oak
Year 5/6

Light

Forces

Evolution

Properties of Materials

Human Body

 If you have any questions about our Science curriculum, please contact Mr Fowles (subject lead) via the school office.
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