South Wilford Endowed C of E Primary School

Spark the flame, light up the world.




Our aim at South Wilford is to provide a rich and exciting curriculum in Science which challenges, inspires and motivates all children to know more and want to discover more about the ever-evolving world in which they live. We encourage them to think like a Scientist through a range of practical experiments and investigations and supplement this with rich texts to deepen their knowledge.


From making them aware of their responsibilities to protect the environment and creatures in it, to growing their sense of curiosity for latest scientific discoveries, we will encourage each child to develop their own lines of enquiry with which to investigate through practical experiments and independent discovery. Hence, they will acquire critical thinking skills to enhance their scientific knowledge and deepen their understanding of our global curriculum. Wider opportunities including visits, visitors and STEM experiences will create awe and wonder, igniting their enthusiasm and belief that they can become the scientists of tomorrow.


Here are some pictures of our children taking part in Science lessons, including Year 1 learning about parts of the human body and properties of different materials,Year 2 learning about the properties of different materials, Year 3 Learning about light and shadows, Year 4 learning about Sound and digestion, Year 5 learning about the Planets to Year 6 studying how electrical circuits work.

Problem solving

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Year 3- Understanding forces

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This Autumn Year 3 learnt all about forces. They created their own rocket mice and enjoyed explaining how the force of the air pushes the rocket up into the air.

Year 5 Workshop- Learning from Engineers, creating links between knowledge and the real world.

Science Week

Transform Science Showcase

Learning Together...Ready to share...Transform Trust's budding young scientists joined forces to celebrate British Science Week


To celebrate, we gathered with other schools at Brocklewood Primary School to showcase some of our favourite science-related topics and projects. The children spoke passionately as they demonstrated shaving foam rain clouds and explained about saturation and gravity. They answered questioned and brought awe and wonder to children from other schools.


In return, we experienced bubbling liquid experiments, electricity made from corn starch, skittle experiments used to demonstrate deffusion and many aimed at rectifying pollution. We shared and learned so much. Such a valuable learning experience for some very promising Scientists!


Learning from others...Sharing our knowledge...What will happen next? Predicting and proving an outcome.