At Wood Field Primary School we aim to nurture our children’s natural sense of curiosity and creativity through our teaching of science. We follow KAPOW Primary's Science scheme of work to do this. Their curriculum aims to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and an understanding of how the scientific community contributes to our past, present and future. It ensures pupils develop a complex knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, but also adopt a broad range of skills in working scientifically and beyond. The scheme of work is inclusive and meaningful, so all pupils can experience the joy of science and make associations between their science learning and their lives outside the classroom.

Studying science allows children to appreciate how new knowledge and skills can be fundamental to solving arising global challenges. The KAPOW science curriculum aims to encourage critical thinking and empower pupils to question the hows and whys of the world around them. It encourages:

● A strong focus on developing knowledge alongside scientific skills across Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

● Curiosity and excitement about familiar and unknown observations.

● Challenging misconceptions and demystifying truths.

● Continuous progression by building on practical and investigative skills across all units.

● Critical thinking, with the ability to ask perceptive questions and explain and analyse evidence.

● Development of scientific literacy using wide-ranging, specialist vocabulary.

This scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets in the national curriculum and the aims also align with those set out in the national curriculum.

Click here to see the Science Long Term Plan

Click here to see the Science Skills Progression document

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