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Winsor Primary School

Science

At Winsor, we believe that science is best learned through working scientifically.

This simply means that pupils are taught not only to use practical scientific methods, processes and skills to develop their knowledge of science, but rather a broader experience where they ask questions, observe, sort, classify and gather data and recording to help answer their questions.

We follow the National Curriculum but have developed a more knowledge-rich based approach. Students learn to raise questions and turn ideas into investigations. They make predictions and observations. They work individually and as part of a team. Our pupils use their literacy and numeracy skills to take measurements and record and evaluate evidence. Consequently, pupils make conclusions based on what they have experimented.

Whilst pupils should be able to describe associated processes and key characteristics in common language, they should also be familiar with, and use, technical terminology accurately and precisely. They should build up an extended specialist vocabulary.

Our Science curriculum is carefully planned and structured so that there is a clear progression across all year groups. Teachers are given specific guidance to plan quality lessons to ensure the progression.

Pupils also learn about key figures in the scientific world.