Science Statement of Intent 

At Wickhambrook Primary Academy, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life; we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at our school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a natural curiosity of the child, encourages respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provides opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. ​

At Wickhambrook Primary Academy, in conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Science teaching offers opportunities for children to: ​

  • 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 ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them;​

  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future;​

  • develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge;​

  • use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts;​

  • develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle regarding their own, and other children’s safety;​

  • develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.​

Children have discrete lessons in Science throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, using various programmes of study and resources. In Early years science is taught through Knowledge and Understanding of the World. The children learn about the scientific world around them in their play  and adult led activities. 

By the time children at Wickhambrook leave, we endeavour to ensure they are confident, motivated, enriched and ambitious to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.​