At Wynndale Primary School our children are brave and exciting scientists, who investigate and explore the world around them with a critical and imaginative eye.
Our aim at Wynndale is to:
- Explore by investigating the ever-changing world around us, learning how animals and plants have evolved and adapted.
- Inspire by developing a thirst for learning in finding out why things happen in the way they do.
- Spark by igniting the children’s wonder to investigations and experiments that open them up to new possibilities.
- Deepen by embedding key vocabulary throughout the key stages, leading to confident and assured scientists.
A scientist leaving Wynndale will leave with an enquiring mind and a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science; today and for the future. Throughout the children’s time at our school, we ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built on and developed 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. The children will have a deeper understanding of plants, animals, including humans, uses of everyday materials and their properties, seasonal changes, living things and their habitats, rocks, light, forces and magnets, states of matter, sound, electricity, Earth and space, evolution and inheritance. Scientific language is also to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across Key Stages.
All classes should be teaching science weekly.
When each science unit is planned, all working scientifically skills should be woven through to deepen the learning and add different dimensions to children’s scientific thinking.
When science is taught, children should understand and use the relevant scientific vocabulary.
All staff use the curriculum progression document to ensure children progress on their scientific learning journey throughout school and beyond.
- Our children have enquiring minds.
- Our children show a strong understanding of the world around them.
- Our children demonstrate specific skills and knowledge and think scientifically.
As a result of our science curriculum, our children gain an understanding of scientific processes and the implications of science, today and in the future.