Science - Curriculum Intent
At Woodley CofE Primary School, we aim to foster the following characteristics in our pupils during Science lessons:
  • The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings. 
  • Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.

  • Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.

  • High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.

  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.

  • A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.

Expected Opportunities - National Curriculum

Science - Threshold Concepts
Work scientificallyBiologyChemistryPhysics
This concept involves learning the methodologies of the discipline of science.
Understand plants
This concept involves becoming familiar with different types of plants, their structure and reproduction.

Understand animals and humans
This concept involves becoming familiar with different types of animals, humans and the life processes they share.

Investigate living things
This concept involves becoming familiar with a wider range of living things, including insects and understanding life processes.

Understand evolution and inheritance
This concept involves understanding that organisms come into existence, adapt, change and evolve and become extinct.
Investigate materials
This concept involves becoming familiar with a range of materials, their properties, uses and how they may be altered or changed.
Understand movement, forces and magnets
This concept involves understanding what causes motion.

Understand the Earth’s movement in space
This concept involves understanding what causes seasonal changes, day and night.

Investigate light and seeing
This concept involves understanding how light and reflection affect sight.

Investigate sound and hearing
This concept involves understanding how sound is produced, how it travels and how it is heard.

Understand electrical circuits
This concept involves understanding circuits and their role in electrical applications.
Science - Curriculum Progression
Please take some time to look at the Knowledge and Skills that your child will be taught from YR - Y6 during Science sessions.
Milestone 0 is for the 4 - 5 year old children in our Reception Classes (EYFS)
Milestone 1 is for the 5 - 7 year old children in Y1 & Y2 Classes (KS1)
Milestone 2 is for the 7 - 9 year old children in Y3 & Y4 Classes (LKS2)
Milestone 3 is for the 9 - 11 year old children in Y5 & Y6 Classes (UKS2)