Science is all around us! At Woodlands Primary School we believe that scientific investigation is one of the most powerful ways to learn; developing curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging what we know about the world. We aim to make science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving a meaning to our learning.
Science lessons are open ended and practical in nature, allowing children to use a wide range of resources to lead the learning and make their own discoveries. Lessons aren’t just limited to the classroom... we make use of our incredible outdoor facilities including the woodlands, field and playground in order to maximise the children's learning experiences. This allows children to develop the key skills of investigation, problem solving and team work; empowering children to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers.
The National Curriculum provides a structure and skills progression for the Science curriculum taught throughout the school, which is linked, where possible to the theme topics providing a creative scheme of work, which reflects a balanced programme of study.
As a school we have developed our ‘Principles of Science’ which can be found on all Science displays. They are a reminder of what we view as the most important aspects of Science and ensure a consistent approach for teachers and pupils across the school.
We are currently working towards our PSQM in Science and have thoroughly enjoyed the processes of reinvigorating staff’s enthusiasm in Science as well as raising the profile of Science across the school.