Through the teaching of Science at Wendell Park, we promote a love of investigating to generate and answer questions so that children have an understanding of the world around them. It is our intention that they appreciate the relevance of Science in their lives. Children are taught specific skills and knowledge to help them think and work scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and an understanding of the uses and implications of Science for today and for the future.
At Wendell Park, working scientifically skills are woven into the learning objectives alongside key subject knowledge being taught. Children are supported to follow the scientific enquiry progress to answer and generate scientific questions. The following enquiry types are embedded into each topic where relevant:
- Observation over time
- Pattern seeking
- Classifying and grouping
- Comparative and fair testing
- Research using secondary sources
Topics are revisited and developed throughout the children’s time at Wendell Park. Topics such as Materials are taught in Key Stage 1 and studied again in greater depth in Key Stage 2. This allows children to build upon prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topic. Specialist and technical vocabulary is taught and built up alongside effective questioning to communicate ideas.
By the end of their time at Wendell Park, children have a love of investigation and the skills necessary to become the scientists of the futures who recognise the relevance of Science in the world.
Please click here to see the Wendell Park Primary School Science Curriculum Overview from Nursery to Year 6.