Science

Vision

Our Science curriculum is designed to enable children to explore and discover, and to develop a deeper understanding about the world around them. Through knowledge-led studies, children will become scientists and learn about the evolution of our planet and beyond and how living organisms and matter has evolved over time.

We want our children to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can build their own hypotheses that they can test systematically.

Vocabulary

Each study is packed with vocabulary which the children will use to express their scientific understanding and enable them to group, compare and classify living organismsand matter.

This vocabulary will be used in variety of ways across other curriculum areas.

Science in Action   - Children put their knowledge and understanding into action by:

Raising questions

Planning fair tests

Observations

Recording results

Presenting findings

Interpreting results

Studies

Our Science studies, along with the knowledge that has gone into developing them, has been thoughtfully selected around the National Curriculum and our scientific key concepts.

They are designed to build upon a vocabulary rich knowledge in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. One of our main goals is for children to be able to make sense of the scientific world and to put this into action by answering session key questions andexploring scientific phenomena.

Our children demonstrate their understanding by being given the opportunity to write about and present in a variety of ways, what they know.

Scientists

We have designed our Science curriculum to visit the work of a range of noteworthy scientists. These scientists have been specifically selected for their contribution to science in the key areas of our studies, whilste encompassing gender and cultural diversity.

Our belief is that by introducing children to a diverse group of scientists across different cultures and backgrounds, we can widen children’s aspirations and move away from the stereotype of what a scientist is.

Science @ wldps

Year 1

Year 6

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Biology
Animals

Biology
Human Body

Chemistry
Materials

Biology
Seasonal Change

Biology
Trees & Plants

Biology
Habitats

Biology
Plants

Biology
Human Health & Fitness

Chemistry
Materials

Biology
Nutrition & Skeletal System

Physics
Light

Physics
Magnets

Biology
Plants

Chemistry
Rocks

Physics
Electricity

Biology
Habitats

Biology
Digestive System

Physics
Sound

Chemistry
States of Matter

Physics
Earth & Space

Physics
Forces

Biology
Life Cycles, Humans

Biology
Life Cycles, Plants & Animals

Chemistry
Materials

Biology
Classification

Physics
Electricity

Biology
Evolution & Inheritance

Biology
Circulatory System

Biology
Health & 
Nutrition

Physics
Light

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