Science at Wickhambreaux


Subject Leader Profile

Mrs Barnes has always been a highly driven and passionate scientist. Following completion of her A-levels, she was accepted into the Royal Vetenary School in London, where she studied Vetenary Science for 1 year before transferring to the University of Kent to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

In 2014, Mrs Barnes was awarded Qualified Teacher Status upon the successful completion of her employment based initial teacher training program (Schools Direct), and began her role of science co-ordinator at Wickhambreaux CEP School.

Since commencing her role as Science Subject Leader, she has been invited to deliver workshops, speak at national conferences and lead CPD sessions for other teachers focused on improving science teaching in primary schools. She has been nominated for Science Teacher of the Year, and has been instrumental in transforming science teaching in a variety of educational settings.

Mrs Barnes has worked closely with a wide range of organisations offering initiatives and driving research into improving teaching and learning in science, and is responsible for Wickhambreaux being awarded “beacon school” status for science by Empiribox (national providers of a bespoke science curriculum), organising groups of children to participate in the “Saturday Smarties” science sessions run in partnership with the Kings School Canterbury, and arranging for pupils to work with scientists and engineers on engaging projects with real-world applications. Mrs Barnes teaches with inspiring zeal and enthusiasm for her subject, and truly ignites a genuine enjoyment and passion within her pupils.

Vision Statement


Design and Technology is a practical subject which provides opportunity for creativity and imagination for all children. Pupils evaluate existing products and use these, alongside a design brief, to design, make and evaluate their own innovative new products. Their products must solve problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.


Existing products are studied and their suitability for purpose is evaluated. Results of these are used to inform subsequent product design alongside a design brief. All Children are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product, before evaluating their own product against the design brief.  

By providing the children with the necessary skills in DT, we are creating adults who are proficient in problem solving, collaboration and innovation.  



School Curriculum Maps

Curriculum Key Stage Implementation 

Curriculum Working Scientifically 

Knowledge Organiser

Habitats and Seasonal Changes - KS1

 Energy - KS2