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Whitchurch Combined School remains a 'Good' School - OFSTED February 2024

Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow

Whitchurch Combined School

Growing Today, Ready for Tomorrow


Science at Whitchurch Combined School


Science teaches the foundations for understanding the world through early specific areas of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It encourages children to find out about why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation. Children should learn the early knowledge and concepts, whilst developing a sense of curiosity about natural phenomena. The children should be encouraged to explore, question, and explain what they are seeing, to predict how things will behave and analyse causes.


At Whitchurch School we follow the statutory guidance for Science as stated in the New Primary Curriculum 2014.





The aims of teaching Science are:


  • To involve the children in practical investigations that develop skills, knowledge and understanding of Science.
  • To promote scientific methods of enquiry and research.
  • To teach children how to communicate ideas effectively, making use of subject-specific vocabulary.
  • To develop an understanding of the relevance of Science in everyday contexts.
  • To help the children acquire knowledge of a range of scientific concepts.
  • To help the children to understand that scientific knowledge relies on evidence.
  • Familiarise children with the importance of famous scientists.
  • To make the children aware of health and safety issues.


Science Curriculum Overview

Whitchurch Combined School Values

Be Kind
  • No matter how tough your day has been for you: always be kind - Emily, Year 5.
Be Respectful
  • Accept people's ideas or games you might play on the play ground - Edward H, Year 5.
Be Proud
  • Being proud to me is doing your best work and looking for ways to improve - Freddie, Year 5.
Be Resilient
  • You don’t give up! You keep trying your best until it gets easier! - Henny, Year 5.
Be Curious
  • Being Curious to me is asking questions, being interested and wanting to try new things - Edward W, Year 5