Wendell Park Primary School

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Cobbold Road, London, W12 9LB

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Science

Through the teaching of Science at Wendell Park, we give all our children an understanding of the world around them and promote a love of investigating to both generate and answer questions.  Children are taught specific skills and knowledge to help them think 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 the following skills of working scientifically are embedded into each topic the children study:
  • observation over time
  • pattern seeking
  • identifying
  • classifying and grouping
  • comparative and fair testing
  • research using secondary sources

Children use these skills to ask and answer questions about the world around us.

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 and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.

 

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 Science's relevance in the world.

 

Please click here to see the Wendell Park Primary School Science Curriculum Overview from Year 1 to Year 6.