Science at Edward Worlledge is taught in units of work that follow the guidelines in the new National Curriculum. The curriculum has been planned and developed to ensure the children make good progression during their time within the school so they become accomplished scientific thinkers. It is our aim to embed science into the curriculum and strong links to Literacy and Maths have been adopted.
Pupils work on topics throughout the year to develop their understanding and curiosity in the main scientific strands which include, physics, biology, chemistry and working scientifically.
Our aim at Edward Worlledge is to make the children question the world they live in and ask “why”? Children work enthusiastically on investigations and are encouraged to investigate scientific phenomena, predict and develop their understanding of science. We are ensuring we develop children that understand the world they live in.
We ensure children have numerous opportunities for them to learn about science outside the classroom, for example, our reception class participate in bug hunting whilst other children look at the effects of force and magnets through drama.
We also provide school trips and residential trips which give the children an opportunity to put science into practice. Visits are made to local farms, zoos and sessions are carried out in pond dipping and plant observing at environment centres.
In year 3 the children are encouraged to attend a three day residential trip, where they have the opportunity to look at habitats, life cycles and look at the coastline.
We have also been priviledged to have visitors to the school who enhance the curriculum, including an environmentalist, who works with orangutans, helping their conservation, zoologist carrying out workshops on different species and drama productions, which are designed to help children understand different areas in science.
Our annual science day has been organised to further develop the love for science by engrossing the children’s minds with science for the day. Parents are invited to participate in workshops with their children. This is a very successful day which has had positive reviews from both pupils and parents.
|Year 3||Rocks||Magnets and force||Light||Animals, including humans||Plants||Sex education|
|Year 4||All living things||Animals, including humans (short unit)||Sound||Electricity||States of matter||Evolution and inheritance (including sex education)|
|Year 5||All living things||Animals, including humans||Properties and changes of materials||Earth and space||Magnetism||Sex education|
|Year 6||All living thing||Changes that form new materials||Force||Light||Electricity||Evolution and inheritance (including sex education)|