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Science at Heyes Lane Primary School

 

"A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena."

(National Curriculum 2014)

 

Summary of Aims of the Science Curriculum at Heyes Lane

 

Our aims in teaching Science include:

  • children develop a secure knowledge and understanding in biology, chemistry and physics

  • children develop an understanding of how to work scientifically through practical work using various types of enquiry

  • children understand how scientific knowledge and understanding has changed the world we live in and develop an understanding of the uses of science, today and in the future

  • children maintain an enthusiasm and curiosity in science through practical, hands-on, fun lessons

 

Enrichment and Engagement

 

In addition to weekly lessons, children are engaged and excited about science through special events and activities.  We hold an annual Science Week, incorporating fun and unusual experiments.  During Science Week and throughout the year, children enjoy special visits from experts in different aspects of Science.  As well as this, children’s Science work is supported and enriched through educational visits to local places and museums.  For those children who would like to enjoy additional Science, a Science Club and Gifted and Talented workshops are available throughout the year.

Science Long Term Plan