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Science is one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools and as such, we highly value its teaching and learning. We mould our science curriculum to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world and develop key skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. Science develops the natural curiosity of children, encourages respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provides opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. At Perry Wood, children learn about Science in weekly lessons which link to the theme for the half term. In Early Years, science is taught through the children learning about the world around them through playful, child-led investigation.

In conjunction with the National Curriculum, we develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through:

  • developing an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of scientific enquiries
  • being equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future
  • developing the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge
  • using a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, cross-curricular manner
  • developing a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety
  • developing a curious and creative approach to scientific learning and discovery.


National Curriculum

The National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study


Staff plan for exciting opportunities to engage children in their learning. From enrichment days to wow experiences, videos to trips out, children are engaged and excited about their Science learning. Important Scientific figures will broaden the knowledge of the children by teaching them about a diverse and multicultural range of scientists throughout history.

Wide Horizons

Carefully planned visits, activities, community links, science workshops and life experiences enhance the learning of our pupils and develop their understanding of Science and how this links to our community and its future.
Science clubs are offered to all year groups to broaden their scientific knowledge and increase their intellectual curiosity.


Science is all about learning and exploring. Here at Perry Wood, we encourage children to ask big questions. Why? What if? And give them practical and hands-on experiences that will encourage them to explore and investigate for themselves.


At Perry Wood, we believe that all work, including Science work, should work towards a purposeful outcome or celebration of learning which involves families and the wider community coming together to celebrate the achievements of our children.
Children showcase their work during British Science Week.


At the end of each year, pupils will have a comprehensive understanding of the science curriculum and a positive outlook on their learning journey. They will be able to discuss their findings using key vocabulary and references from their completed work. Children will have covered the five areas of scientific enquiry, developing their analytical and questioning skills along the way. Pupils will consolidate and apply learning from other curricular areas through the recording of data and by using a variety resources and methods.

Frequent, continuous and progressive learning outside the classroom opportunities are embedded throughout the Science curriculum. Through workshops, trips and interactions with experts, children have the understanding that Science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

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