The important thing is to never stop questioning - Albert Einstein
At Woodlands we envisage that Science lessons will allow and encourage our children to investigate problems, learn how science works and discover why science matters in the world. We endeavour to develop our expertise and ability to deliver high quality science lessons, deep rooted in scientific knowledge and with rich and regular opportunities to work scientifically. Children need to learn the skills needed to work and think like a scientist but also need to have a firm grounding in scientific facts and knowledge, to take with them through their school lives.
Through building up a body of knowledge and concepts, children should be able to recognise the power of scientific explanation and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes and effect.
At Woodlands, we implement a curriculum that is skills based and progressive, giving full coverage and building on EYFS 'Understanding the World'. Science is taught both through cross-curricular topics and discrete units of work.
We will develop understanding of the nature, purposes and methods of science through different types of science enquiry. We will also apply mathematical knowledge to understanding of science including collecting, presenting and analysing data.
By working scientifically we ensure that our curriculum is delivered in a way that specifies that children should seek answers through Scientific Enquiry, building up skills of observation over time, pattern seeking, classifying, researching, comparative and fair testing, collecting, analysing and presenting data and interpreting and explaining.
Progression of Knowledge
Working Scientifically - The Key Skills