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Working Scientifically

For pupils to be successful in science, they need to not just know how things work, but be able to practically apply their substantive knowledge into disciplinary skills.


At East Wichel, working scientifically is imperative to a pupil’s learning journey in science. Effective practical lessons help pupils apply their substantive knowledge into real-world situations. Experiments and practical activities have been carefully chosen to equip pupils with a variety of skills for their science learning. At East Wichel, both substantive and disciplinary knowledge is intertwined to build diverse and complex science schemas for our pupils.


We have taken the National Curriculum guidance to create our own Working Scientifically Skills audit to ensure pupils have the opportunity to learn and practise their disciplinary skills throughout their journey in science.


Please find below our Working Scientifically audit, with some examples of our practicals and experiments planning.