Science- Our Intent

Through the love and guidance of God, at Whitley Memorial School we intend to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian practice, belief and our core values.

What we are trying to achieve:

Our principal aim is that children leave Whitley Memorial School with a wide range of happy and rich memories in Science formed through progressive interesting and exciting experiences driven through vehicles that enhance a child’s awareness of their own abilities and strengths as a learner; thus, ensuring that children see learning in Science as an ongoing process not a one-off event.

Children will meet the National Curriculum in Science which will be taught which will be taught through progressive knowledge and skills by highly-qualified staff who will support children to develop mastery of concepts and inspire enthusiasm and interest in the subject.

Opportunities will exist for children of all ages to experience learning beyond the classroom. This will allow them to enrich their knowledge by, for example, visiting science museums and universities.

Children will develop a deep understanding of the subject they are studying. They will increasingly use their prior knowledge to solve problems and develop the sophistication of Science.

Children will understand how Christian and British Values relate to Science.

In Science, children will develop the skills to appropriately use and select research and sources.

Children will develop a real understanding and appreciation of the world learning from the best that has been developed and said.


 Characteristics of a Scientist

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


Skills and Knowledge Progression Tables