At Westvale Park it is our vision to instil a lifelong love of science within our pupils. From Year 1 up to Year 6 our pupils will build up a body of concepts and knowledge, largely through exploration, where they are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about scientific phenomena. They will learn how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and to analyse causes. We will make links to other subjects, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding, not only of the topic they are studying, but also of the world around them.
Children at Westvale Park follow the ‘Science Programmes of Study’, as laid out in the National Curriculum. Science will be taught weekly, to ensure coverage and progression. Where possible, science will be linked to the curriculum learning theme.
Most Science Knowledge Organisers will include the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easy-to-digest chunks; key vocabulary or technical terms and their meanings; images such as maps or diagrams and; famous quotations, if relevant. We will send the Knowledge Organiser home with the children at the start of each unit.
Children in the EYFS learn science through play and understanding the world around them. Pupils will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make sense of the world around them. This learning will be heightened through opportunities for pupils to understand and use technology, study organisms, people and objects in their natural environments and in real-life situations, and to undertake practical experiments and investigations, including working with a range of materials.