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Winnersh Primary School,

Winnersh, Berkshire RG41 5LH

Where Learning is an adventure

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    • Winnersh Primary School,
    • Greenwood Grove, Winnersh
    • Wokingham, Berkshire
    • RG41 5LH
    Tel: 0118 9782590


Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge (Carl Sagan)


Our children are naturally curious and wonder how the world works. They notice details and make links between ideas. They are motivated to find things out and ask questions. All of these make children natural scientists.


Science has led us to finding out things that give us what we have today. Without science, we would be living in a very different way. Science has led to the discovery of electricity which not only means computer games, phones and tablets but also fridges and freezers to keep food fresh, medicines to keep diseases at bay -  it has even given us the tools to travel into space. But Science is not just about technology and inventions, it helps us to understand the world around us.


Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organizing our curiosity (Tim Minchin)


At Winnersh Primary School, we harness this curiosity and wonder when teaching Science. Children study aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics that are linked to each term’s topic, learning about how to work scientifically.


In the Early Years Foundation Stage, Science is a specific area, covered under 'Understanding the World’. Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and we report children’s levels of attainment at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


Miss Lynsey Johns

Science Leader

Further Reading for Parents


An overview of the Science Curriculum:


Useful Links for Children and Parents

Key Stage 1 Science guides and clips

Key Stage 2 Science guides and clips

National Geographic for Kids



Games and Apps

The Children’s University of Manchester

The Science Museum


Ideas for Investigations – ask an adult’s permission or for guidance!

Fun Science activities – Oxford Owl

Science Sparks investigations

More fun investigations