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Being a Scientist

Being a scientist at Wick Primary

Scientists at Wick use their curiosity to develop the skills to: ask questions, make predictions and investigate in a variety of ways; about the world around them. They develop scientific knowledge about the impact of science on our lives today, and how it shapes our future. Science at Wick Primary is built upon purpose. Learners are taught that science can be used to make changes and that science has a huge impact on our world over a period of time.

How science is taught at Wick

Science is taught through our enquiry based curriculum where children will be immersed in experiences, through investigating key questions, interacting with visitors, investigations and local trips.  There will be rich opportunities to research, question and articulate their thoughts on the subjects they cover in class.

Through the implementation of our varied enquiry curriculum, children have the opportunity to delve deeper into scientific themes in line with the National Curriculum. The enquiry model provokes interest and supports the acquisition of knowledge by combining elements of other subjects as children explore the 'big questions.'

How we evaluate our learners as scientists?

Each enquiry includes a final challenge and this is a key place where children can share their learning with their teachers, peers, parents and carers. The subject leader ensures that both knowledge and skills are taught simultaneously through monitoring of enquiry plans, learning walks, pupil voice and book scrutiny. Each enquiry has specific objectives which enable the teacher to assess whether pupils in each year group have achieved the ‘expected’ standard. We use knowledge organisers to support the assessment of history as it is interwoven within our enquiries.