“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
- Edwin Hubble
We encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Science is all around us and, through cross-curricular links, our pupils are exposed to this and develop an understanding of scientific break-throughs and how this impacts on their own life. Science at Weetwood allows our pupils to think for themselves, make relevant observations about what they have seen and pose interesting questions and suggestions to investigate.
Teaching and Learning in Science
A well-planned science curriculum is critical in ensuring children develop and enhance their scientific understanding, building on what they have learnt in previous years. We teach specific scientific vocabulary and expect children to use this accurately when talking about and explaining concepts.
At Weetwood, all children from years 1-6 have weekly science lessons, which over the year, will cover all 3 aspects of science - Biology, Physics and Chemistry. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at the school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.
We have a well-stocked bank of resources to allow lots of practical, hands on science within the classroom and regularly use the natural environment in our school grounds and nearby locations to investigate.