Through studying science at Walton Oak, pupils will develop an excitement and curiosity about the world they encounter and the wider world of science they cannot see. They will learn to question and test the reasons why things are the way they are. In doing this, they will gain an understanding and knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics so that they can explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
Biology - Animals, including humans, living things and their habitats, plants, evolution and inheritance, seasonal changes
Chemistry - Everyday materials, rocks, states of matter, properties and changes of materials
Physics - Earth and space, light, forces including magnets, sound, electricity
Experimenting skills - Predicting, controlling variables, measuring, observing
Recording skills - Scientific drawing, labelling, making tables, plotting graphs, describing trends
All science books will have a knowledge organiser for that particular unit of study which children can add to. This will include key vocabulary. The teaching of “working scientifically” will be taught as part of curriculum area and not as a separate entity.