Science at Westgarth

Children learn through practical activities, which develop their investigative skills and encourage a desire to find out about the world around them.

We study living things, materials and states of matter, light, forces, sound, electricity and earth and space.

We encourage children to discover, investigate, ask questions, observe, collaborate, predict, investigate and conclude.

Children are able to use correct and appropriate scientific vocabulary to explain what they observe.


Our Vision for Science

In Science, we hope to inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts including our extensive outdoor areas, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Our children will be encouraged to ask questions, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment. Through this they will acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever-changing world.


What do we learn in Science?

Science enables children to find out about the world around them and how it works. Through outside learning, they can appreciate the animals and plants with which they share the planet. It broadens their understanding of everyday concepts, patterns and changes, and encourages a passion for investigation. Our work will help children to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and in the future.


Understanding the World in EYFS

Through teaching Science, we aim to provide our pupils with the foundations to understand the world around them. At Westgarth, Science is about enabling our pupils to experience and observe the wonders in the natural and man-made world.  They are encouraged to be curious, ask questions about what they observe and should be helped to understand scientific ideas by using different types of enquiry to answer their own questions.


Westgarth Science Principles

Key Stage 1 Living Things and Their Habitat

Year 4 Living things and habitats

Year 5 Living things and habitats

Year 6 Living things and habitats