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Why Science?


At Oakwood it is our intent that all children will be lifelong learners, with the confidence and ability to continue to develop skills throughout their education.


We recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life.  As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires.  We aim to ensure that all children receive an interesting, thought-provoking and inclusive education.


The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.


Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science.

The scheme of work that we use for Science at Oakwood, is Switched on Science.  We use other high quality resources to supplement this scheme which helps us to achieve a high quality and exciting education for the children.  

Useful Websites


BBC Bitesize is an excellent website with very useful videos and games to help your child continue their science learning at home: 

KS1 Science - England - BBC Bitesize

KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize


NASA Kids' Club is full of games and activities linked to STEM related topics and current events:

NASA Kids' Club | Play Games and More! | NASA


The Natural History Museum has a range of resources including virtual workshops and online activities to support teaching and learning in science:

Schools | Natural History Museum (


The Primary Science Teaching Trust provides simple and engaging science activities that can be done at home:

Science Fun at Home | Primary Science Teaching Trust (