Here at Woore Primary and Nursery school, we strive to give children as many scientific opportunities as possible. We achieve this through a range of engaging and practical lessons whilst also covering the key knowledge required. We aim to provide children with the foundations for understanding the world around them, through specific topics in biology, chemistry and physics. Science is an important part of our lives, and we believe that all children should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through our Science curriculum, we will aim to encourage children’s curiosity and sense of awe and wonder about the world through memorable, hands-on experiences in a range of contexts. We feel that by doing this, our children will have the opportunity to embed and deepen their knowledge and skills across the Science curriculum.
We are very lucky to have our own Forest School on site, which we often utilise to support the childrens own scientific enquiries. We also have extensive grounds, that lend themselves nicely for children to explore the world around them.
In the classroom, Science is taught through the PlanBee curriculum units, that are fully sequenced. These are supported by the PLAN documents. Teachers ensure that prior substantive knowledge from previous years is built upon and that childrens disciplinary knowledge is developed through the understanding of scientific methods and carrying out investigations and enquiries. Due to our mixed year groups, Science topics are taught on a 2 yearly rolling programme, which ensures the Science curriculum has been covered before the children leave.