At Woodhall, Science is taught throughout the school in all classes.

The science curriculum broadly follows the national curriculum which falls into several strands across the key stages. Children will study:

  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Everyday materials and how they change
  • Seasonal changes
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Many of these topics are studied more than once to allow for a breadth and depth of study.
  • The key learning for all science topic is to work scientifically. This involves following the scientific method to plan a fair test, evaluate the test and to be able to extrapolate conclusions from results both measured and observed. As far as possible, science is taught through experiments and investigations.
  • We work in partnership with our feeder schools to allow us to have access to laboratories and resources that we would not normally have in a primary school.
  • At the end of Year 6, a teacher assessment mark for Science is statutorily required and this informed      through on-going assessment and a formal end of key stage test.
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Evolution and inheritance

Many of these topics are studied more than once to allow for a breadth and depth of study.

The key learning for all science topic is to work scientifically. This involves following the scientific method to plan a fair test, evaluate the test and to be able to extrapolate conclusions from results both measured and observed. As far as possible, science is taught through experiments and investigations.

We work in partnership with our feeder schools to allow us to have access to laboratories and resources that we would not normally have in a primary school.

At the end of Year 6, a teacher assessment mark for Science is statutorily required and this informed through on-going assessment and a formal end of key stage test.