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Science 

At WJA we endeavour to enable children to develop curiosity, enjoyment, skills and a growing understanding of science knowledge, through an approach in which pupils raise questions and investigate the world in which they live. Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It develops methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children: 

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

NB – ‘Working Scientifically’ is described separately in the programme of study but must always be taught through and clearly related to the teaching of substantive science content in the programme of study.

The ACET Long Term Planning outlines the topics each year group will study and the enquiries they will complete 

The ACET Science Skills grid is a guideline on the skills that will be taught in each year group to ensure that children leave all ACET primaries prepared for KS3.  

Please click for the ACET Science skills progression document 

Useful links

Here are some useful links that can be accessed at home. I particularly like Reach out reporter as it has a section which includes weekly updates and videos about science related subjects. Perfect for those children who love to find out facts!

Reach out reporter    

STEM learning

ASE

Explorify

Stories through science

Wow science

If you have any questions about how science is taught within school or how to further support the children at home please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taylor (Year 2 lead teacher).