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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust



Year 6 will be studying topics from the list below, possibly for the first time. However, they may also be returning to a topic to study it in greater detail, or as revision in preparation for KS3.


Living things and their habitat

Animals, including humans 

Evolution and Inheritance 



Science is a practical subject so the children will learn about health and safety risks as they conduct experiments, and there is also a focus on developing their skills of ‘scientific enquiry’. Your child will be encouraged to ask questions about scientific concepts and then carry out experiments to find out the answers. In doing this they will:

  • understand what variables are and how to control them
  • take measurements from a range of equipment, understanding the need for repeated measures to increase accuracy
  • gather and record data using labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs
  • use test results to make further predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  • make conclusions on the test carried out, orally and in writing