Whitehill Primary School & Nursery
Developing confidence, ambition and independence through the highest aspirations for all


At Whitehill our aim is for our children to develop their scientific knowledge and understanding in the 3 specific disciplines, whilst providing fun and engaging opportunities to explore their scientific curiosities and develop a high standard of learning for all. 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 and investigation. It will develop their natural curiosity and encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. At Whitehill, we aim for our children to physically conduct and investigate as many scientific principles as we possibly can, creating and adopting a homogenous approach to teaching so that all children of all abilities can be appropriately challenged. This will allow them to fully understand how science is, and can be used, now and for the future. We do this as we feel this is the best way to engage the children and create the best possible learning environment, whilst also fulfilling all the national curriculum expectations. 

We base our science learning on Switched on Science by Rising Stars as it provides exciting learning for children underpinned by a progressive and sequential framework.


Switched on Science