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Curriculum Intent

Our school motto is:

Creative. Caring. Curious.

We make every moment count.


We have embedded our school motto into our Science curriculum, and Science at Wirksworth Juniors is very exciting! Children are encouraged to have more involvement with the planning of the Science lessons and to think creatively and follow their interests and curiosity. This ensures that they care about their Science learning and are enthused and inspired to want to study more Science as they become older. We make every moment count and try to incorporate Science learning into every school day to increase Science Capital.

Curriculum Implementation

Science is taught weekly across the school. Our teachers work with the children to plan exciting lessons that the children want to learn, following the National Curriculum. We have Science Ambassadors in each class who help the teachers with the setting up and carrying out of the practical experiments in class.

We use the 5 different types of Scientific enquiry throughout the year and conduct as many experiments as possible to help embed our learning. We also use technology as much as possible to help to take our Science learning all around the World and maybe even into Space! 

Our Science Principles are:-

We have child-led, well planned, well resourced lessons

All children are able to learn

We use ICT to open up the World.

Science is seen all around


To ensure we have skills progression across the school, we have created a skills progression ladder.

Science in action at Wirksworth Juniors

An investigation into skeletons of sea creatures.
A wow experiment!
Making blood in Yr 5/6
Science week
Websites that can help with the Science curriculum