Curriculum Intent- Science

At Willen, we aim to give children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring the skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically. We hope to develop and nurture our children’s curiosity by not only following the National Curriculum, but by following their own questions and interests to develop a love, passion and appreciation for science. Children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout the children’s time at Willen Primary School so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions about their surroundings. We like to make use of the school grounds to support and enrich our learning, as well as bring in scientists for school visits who the children can aspire to be like. We also place a strong emphasis on learning about inspirational scientists who have played a major role in areas linked to the topics we have learnt about.