Science statement of intent:
At Wilbraham Primary School, we are proud of the diversity of our children’s backgrounds. We value their observations and experience of what they see around them. We aim to harness this and provide them with the skills and language they need to view the world through the eyes of a scientist.
Our curriculum is progressive starting with exploration of the world in EYFS. Year on year our science curriculum develops to provide children with the confidence to enhance their understanding of their observations. Each year the children will encounter a rich variety of enquiries including changes over time, pattern spotting, fair testing, sorting and categorising and secondary research. They will develop the skills to think scientifically by asking questions, forming lines of enquiry, carrying out accurate testing and interpreting results. Finally, children will be empowered to use age appropriate scientific language to allow them to better articulate their understanding and make their views heard.
Through this approach, we aim to give the children skills, tools and language to take with them beyond school to challenge, question and voice their views about the ever-changing world they live in.