Upper Primary Science

The benefits of studying Upper Primary Science

Our Upper Primary Science homeschooling course encourages children to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national, and global level. They will learn to ask and answer scientific questions, plan and carry out scientific investigations/ experiments, and learn how to use equipment correctly.

Science teaches an understanding of the natural world through Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.

The Primary Science homeschooling courses are designed to cover all of the requirements of the UK National Curriculum over the course of 6 years.

For more details of the curriculum see a summary of the areas of study here: Years 3 & 4  /  Years 5 & 6.

Equipment lists: Year 3  |  Year 4  |  Year 5  |  Year 6

Once completed, our Upper Primary Science course lays the foundations for children to transition smoothly to our Secondary Science course.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of Upper Primary Courses.

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Key topics covered

Year 3 – Plants, animals (including humans), rocks, light, forces and magnets.

Year 4 – Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), states of matter, sound, electricity.

Year 5 – Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), properties and changes of materials, earth and space, forces.

Year 6 – Living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), evolution and inheritance, light, electricity.

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Allow for up to 2.5 hours study time per week for you and your child to complete each year of Upper Primary Science plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • Your child should be able to complete the course in 9 months.
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Course samples

Course Fees

The fee for Upper Primary Science is £495 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

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Subjects: Maths, Science

Denise Van Mol

The Wolsey Hall approach to reading and phonics is especially well designed. Wolsey approaches learning letter sounds in “layers”. This has made it possible for our daughter to learn to read in a matter of weeks without being overwhelmed. We find it remarkable that our 4 year old daughter is reading small books all on her own with confidence and enjoying it very much.
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Correne Hankins – Primary Homeschooling Parent