Post: Bretton Lane, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LB

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West Bretton Junior and Infant School

Giving Our Children A Sense Of Direction for More Than 200 Years



"The important thing is never to stop questioning." 
Albert Einstein

Investigating, observing, hypothesising and questioning are key elements of our science curriculum at West Bretton.  This may include observing the movement of snails in the Foundation Stage mud kitchen to independently planning a fair test investigation on dissolving in Key Stage 2.

Children learn through practical first hand investigations and observations.  They are taught scientific knowledge based on the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as skills related to carrying out experiments.  These include planning, predicting, fair test investigations, recording and concluding.

Wherever possible science is planned into cross-curricular topics, eg ‘Fighting Fit’ and ‘Inside Out'. However there are times when science is taught as a discrete lesson each week.

At times, school holds ‘Science weeks’ where parents/carers are invited to investigate with their child and children have been inspired in science by attending an after school science club run by the Mad Scientists.