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“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge…”

(Carl Sagan, Cosmologist)

Science at Oakwood

Below is an overview of the curriculum for each year group (Years 1-6).

YR curriculum information can be found on the main YR page.


Our Intent

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” Edward Teller

At Oakwood, we are extremely passionate about science. We continue to develop an inspiring curriculum, offering our pupils many opportunities to gain scientific knowledge, understanding and skills through the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics.

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. By emphasising the importance of science, we aim to foster a deep curiosity for the scientific world and to strive for excellence, potentially leading to future careers connected with Science.  

We follow the National Curriculum and supplement our planning with the Kent Scheme of Work.  We also use other resources e.g STEM.org.uk and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This enables our curriculum to be flexible, innovative and exciting which suits the ever changing needs of all children.

Teamwork plays a role in the teaching and learning in science. Children work together to develop a fair test in their investigations, they evaluate their findings and formulate conclusions. A sense of pride is fostered through the presentation of their results and in making links with other subjects.

Working Scientifically

We use a science teaching plan developed by leading teachers in the Kent County Council advisory service.

It contains 28 units which cover topics from the science curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6.

Alongside the content of the curriculum, children are also learning to work scientifically; for example, they are observing more closely, measuring more carefully and predicting more accurately.