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Witton Middle School



Welcome to science!



All three year groups will be using the labs for their science lessons this year now that COVID restrictions have been eased.


You will be covering these topics:

TermYear 5Year 6Year 7
Autumn 1MaterialsHuman bodyParticles

Autumn 2

Spring 1ForcesEvolutionForces
Spring 2PlantsLightCells
Summer 1SpaceGreat Science ShareAcids and Bases
Summer 2Animals




Working scientifically skills will be a key part of every topic. You can find more information about what you will be learning in these documents.

Science club

During the summer term 2022, science club is open to children from all year groups. We will do different experiments each week. Some may be outside so you may need a coat or (hopefully!) a hat and sunscreen. Wednesdays 3pm-4pm.


Health and Safety

You will be doing practical work in many of your science lessons and you need to be able to work safely.


1) Watch the video - how many hazards can you spot?

A hazard is something that is dangerous (e.g. a busy road)

2) Write a list of all the hazards you spotted

3) Watch the video again

4) Can you add to your list?

5) For each hazard, identify the risk.

The risk is what could happen to you (e.g. be run over)

6) What precautions could you take to reduce the risk?

A precaution is something you do to reduce the risk (e.g. cross at the traffic lights)

Watch the video

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How many hazards can you spot?

At the moment, there is a significant risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.

What precautions do you need to take?


Highlights of 2020-21

All children were able to continue with practical work, when their year group bubble had access to the labs and when they were having science lessons in their classrooms.

During lockdown, we had our STEM day as planned with a talk from two civil engineers and activities for children to try at home. Read more about it here:

Droitwich's Witton Middle School pupils showcase their skills during virtual STEM Day | The Droitwich Standard

For British Science Week, we took part in the BayLab lab coat competition with some wonderfully creative entries.

Year 6 took part in the Great Science Share for Schools in June by asking and investigating their own questions.