Whole School Curriculum


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Our Science Curriculum Overview

At Warren Road, children build up a body of key foundational knowledge, concepts and skills, with a particular focus on the teaching of practical science.  We aim to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity for the world around them, encouraging children to explore, question, predict, investigate, research and draw their own conclusions.

Thanks to input from our children, teachers, parents and governors, we know that science is good when it follows the key principles in our science vision:

  • It’s real and practical
  • All learners can excel in all aspects of the curriculum
  • It has high aspirations, including high-reaching content and skills

To accomplish this, Warren Roads strives to ensure that science includes opportunities for children to:

  • Explore ideas through experiments
  • Learn outside
  • Learn about real scientists
  • Show their understanding in a variety of ways
  • Show their curiosity
  • Show their enthusiasm
  • Challenge themselves
  • Discover the amazing and peculiar

Our aim is to provide the foundation stones for the science capital required for children to make a successful transition to secondary school and beyond into the wider world. We support this by adding a rich variety of experiences within lessons, as well as through the use of outdoor learning spaces, extra-curricular activities and visits from respected scientific institutions.  We also encourage links to be made at home to support and embed the concepts learned in school through the setting of varied homework tasks and experiences.

Within each Key Stage, we study the following topics:

– Biology: Plants; Animals (inc. humans); Living Things and Their Habitats; Evolution & Inheritance

– Physics: Everyday Materials & their Properties; Electricity; Light; Forces (inc. Magnetism & Sound);

– Chemistry: States of Matter; Changes of State

– Earth Science: Rocks, Seasonal changes; Earth & Space

In addition, working scientifically and researching the work of inspirational scientists, both past and present, is woven into the curriculum at all stages.