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At Court de Wyck, pupils are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum in science which is tailored to be inclusive for all. Our mixed aged classes enjoy a four-year rolling program which covers the National Curriculum Program of Study and is tailored to ensure good progression across the key stages. We base our learning around termly topics, where lessons are based on enquiry questions which, when possible, will link with the whole class topic.


Throughout their learning in science, we ensure that pupils:


  • Gain an understanding of scientific processes by helping them to acquire practical scientific skills.
  • They will develop the skills of investigation – including observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
  • Pupils will be able to develop the use of scientific language, recording skills and techniques.
  • Experience of science will include developing the use of ICT in investigating and recording as well as utilising their mathematical knowledge in order to collect, present and analyse data.
  • Become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.
  • Build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts.
  • Are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.


Early Years Foundation Stage

We follow EYFS Guidance for Science which is included in ‘Understanding the World’, capitalising on natural events as they happen and the world around them. Through first – hand practical experiences pupils will use familiar equipment to engage in simple investigations, making predictions and taking about what they notice and what they have found. The use of scientific language and vocabulary will be modelled by the teacher in preparation for Key Stage 1.


2022 - 23 Science Whole School Overview 



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Owl Class (Y1/2)

Everyday materials

Human senses

Seasonal Changes

Plant Parts

Animal Parts

Goldfinch Class (Y2/3)

Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System

Forces and Magnets

Plant Nutrition and Reproduction

Light and Shadows

Kingfisher (4/5)

Forces and Mechanisms


Human Reproduction and Ageing

Earth and Space

Properties and Changes of Materials

Kestrel (5/6)

Forces and Mechanisms

Earth and Space

Human Reproduction and Ageing


Properties and Changes of Materials

Science Week March 2023! Science Fair Theme: Space!

Science Week: Home Entries!

Our super science ambassadors ran a science club for science week. Children were able to make lava lamps and marshmallow/spaghetti structures.

Futures Project with the University of Bristol Y5/6: children learnt about the cardiovascular system and created a model to show how bypass surgery reroutes the flow of blood. They then had an opportunity to talk with a real life scientist from the field of work.

Futures Projects with the University of Bristol

Geochemistry Gardening! Y4/5


Did you know that within black ink there is a rainbow of colour waiting to be uncovered? Here, we used paper chromatography to separate the pigments that make up different types of black pen inks. Different brands of pen use different types and amounts of these pigments and so when we separate them out, we observe different patterns. We compared these patterns and attempted to uncover the identity of a mock ransom note left in our classroom!

Science Photo Competition 2022!