At St Wilfrids, we consider Science to be a very important subject as it equips children with essential skills such as: observing, explaining, predicting and analysing which can then be transferred into other areas of their lives. Children absolutely love to enquire, explore and experiment, and in doing so, they deepen their knowledge and understanding of God’s creation.
We are currently working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark. It is a nationally recognised award that shows that science is of a high standard in the school. Mrs Batman and Mrs Hope are currently our Science Leads and will keep you updated on Science at St Wilfrid's.
In EYFS, Science is embedded into all areas of the curriculum; children carry out a lot of their learning outdoors, for example taking part in weekly welly walks to observe and explore our local environment. In KS1 and KS2, teachers follow the new curriculum and plan lessons that are varied, practical and challenging. Children are encouraged to carry out child-led investigations and use appropriate terminology in both their spoken and written work.
Each year, we join in with celebrating ‘Science week’ where Science is celebrated in all different ways. This year, we even had a visit from some ‘real’ Scientists who set up a ‘Science lab’ with their equipment so that children could have first-hand experience of what it would be like to be a scientist.