ScienceWhy is a good science education so important for every child, not just for those who may be headed toward a scientific or technical career? Because science is everywhere, and understanding how it’s a part of our daily lives can give children a great foundation for success in life.

At Wimbledon Chase we are proud to provide an environment that encourages pupils to make sense of the world around them. To enable a scientific approach to learning, developing useful knowledge, skills and attitudes about the world in which we live, science is presented to the children in a practical and relevant context. Providing an inquiry based approach, analysis of problems, formation of ideas, their testing and modification are encouraged through whole class, group or individual investigations and project work, designed to stimulate the children’s natural curiosity.

The science curriculum starting as of September 2014:

Early Years and Foundation:

  • Understanding the world
  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology
  • Health and self care
  • The environment (make observations of animals and plants)

Topics covered within KS1 are:

  • Animals, including humans (naming animals and body parts – health and growth)
  • Living things in their habitats (suitable habitats/simple food chains)
  • Plants (names and structure of plants – conditions for growing)
  • Every day materials, uses of every day materials
  • Seasonal changes

Science08Topics covered within Lower KS2 are:

  • Livings things in their habitats (grouping and simple classifying/changes to habitats can pose dangers)
  • Plants (functions of parts and lifecycles)
  • Animals, including humans (skeletons – teeth, eating and digestion)
  • Rocks
  • States of matter
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Electricity

Topics covered within Upper KS2 are:

  • Living things and their habitats (lifecycles – classifying including micro-organisms)
  • Animals, including humans (changes in humans as they grow – health and circulation)
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Light
  • Forces (gravity, friction, air resistance, water resistance, levers, pulleys and gears)
  • Earth and Space
  • Electricity