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Science Curriculum

Science represents a body of knowledge which is built up through experimental testing of ideas and which is organised in a way that makes it easy to use. It is also a methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions. At St Weonards we see the importance for children to be able to work scientifically and have as many first hand experiences to embed learning as possible.

Science is essential to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.


Our aims in teaching Science are that all children will:

  • retain and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them
  • develop a set of attitudes which will promote scientific ways of thinking, including perseverance, objectivity and a recognition of the importance of teamwork
  • come to understand the nature of “scientific method” involving: careful observation, the making and testing of predictions, the design of fair and controlled experiments, the drawing of meaningful conclusions through critical reasoning and the evaluation of evidence
  • become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data
  • begin to build up a body of scientific knowledge and understanding which will serve as a foundation for future enquiry.
  • find science enjoyable

Topics which will be covered in Key stage One:

• Animals including humans
• Everyday materials
• Seasonal changes
• Living things and their habitats
• Plants
• Uses of everyday materials

Topics which will be covered in Key stage Two:

• Plants
• Animals including humans
• Rocks
• Light
• Forces and magnets
• Living things and their habitats
• States of matter
• Sound
• Electricity
• Properties and changes of materials
• Earth and space
• Evolution and inheritance

Science ks2

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