Science is a fascinating and exciting subject that gives us the tools to unlock how the world around us works. A subject largely evidence based, takes you on a journey from simple life processes, to understanding how the universe works. At Westacre we want all our children to be inspired by science so that they ask questions about their encounters, leading to an enquiry based learning approach.
What facilities do we have to offer?
We are very fortunate to have a fully equipped, modern science laboratory at Westacre, complete with gas, water and a well-stocked preparation room. This allows all our pupil's access to a stimulating environment in which they can carry out investigations and bring their learning to life.
For our year 7 children this facility also offers the perfect preparation for a smooth transition onto their chosen high school.
Why learn Sciences?
Children are naturally curious, which makes Science an ideal subject for them to learn. Science allows them to explore and discover new things, whilst questioning their own hypothesis. Largely an active subject, containing activities such as hands on experiments means children can be encouraged to constantly develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills. These life skills link to our 6R's: developing reasoning, resilience and responsibility. Leading to a resourceful reflective learner with a readiness to success in school and beyond.
Years 5, 6 and 7
Pupils are taught to:
What Do We Teach?
Each year group is taught specific topics which allow them to develop key concepts throughout their time at Westacre. These topics have been carefully selected to ensure consistency with our pyramid schools before and after our pupil's time with us. The topics also help pupils prepare for the future, giving real life context to each area whilst encouraging them to always think like Scientists.
Please see the document below for more information about how we support the needs of all learners in Science: