The person responsible for developing Science is Mr M. Phillips
Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for science; providing a broad and balanced curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of knowledge, skills and vocabulary and for pupils to develop a love of science. At the heart of our science curriculum is the desire to build a secure knowledge of the world around us, increasing children's social and moral intelligence, in addition to them achieving academic excellence. We do this by systematically building up children's schema of knowledge about natural phenomena and their investigation. In doing so, we believe our pupils will be able to use a strong foundation to pursue an area of the world in which their curiosity may take them and have the tools to meaningfully make progress in the pursuit.
Science at Whiston Willis provides engaging activities to allow learning to happen, both through knowledge-based and practical-based learning to address 'working scientifically'. Children increase and improve their scientific vocabulary ; reading, writing and mathematical skills; and learn about key scientists and inventors who have worked in different areas of science.
In EYFS, children are given planned opportunities to explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants as well understanding some important processes and changes in the natural world. These include the seasons and changing states of matter.
The Reach Out scheme of work is used to deliver our science curriculum in KS1 and KS2. This is a fully-resources, intelligently sequenced, knowledge - rich curriculum which ensures full coverage in such a manner that children are engaged and enjoy their learning. Opportunities are plentiful in providing children with constant repetition in order to better retain their knowledge gained.
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