Science teaching at Whitemoor aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them, whilst acquiring specific knowledge and skills to help them to think scientifically and gain an understanding of scientific processes, as well as an understanding of the uses of Science.
At Whitemoor, we follow the programme of study set out in the National Curriculum. Scientific enquiry skills are embedded within each unit of work. Each unit of work is revisited and developed throughout the pupil's time at school e.g. Plants, which is taught in Key Stage 1, is studied again in further detail throughout Key Stage 2. This model allows children to build upon their prior learning and helps embed knowledge in long-term memory.
Key concepts taught are reinforced by focusing on the features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
More information about Whitemoor's Science curriculum can be found below: