Science is everywhere, we are surrounded by technology and we all exist in a complex natural world both of which illustrates infinite scientific concepts. As children grow up in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, they need to be scientifically literate to succeed. At Hampton Hargate we believe by providing a high- quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation. We want children at Hampton Hargate to leave us capable, curious, inquisitive, analytical and enquiring individuals. We aim to do this by providing a curriculum that is broad, challenging and fun and thus we can commit to increasing our children’s science capital, encouraging all children to see that science is relevant in their lives now and in the future. Teaching science to students is teaching them how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions. These skills are integral to every aspect of a student’s education and life, from school and beyond
It is our intention that by the end of each Key Stage, each child will understand a variety of scientific concepts and be able to confidently discuss them. We aim for all children to work scientifically during lessons and work collaboratively investigating different concepts and ideas.
To ensure children make the necessary progress and are challenged appropriately, teachers plan enjoyable, engaging and inspiring practical activities that mean the children are working hands-on; these lessons link science concepts to everyday life so the children can understand the world around them in a scientific way. Our lessons aim to develop a child's social skills by working in teams and encourage resilience, determination, perseverance, communication, collaboration, questioning and problem-solving.
Pupils learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. We embrace the world of science at Hampton Hargate Primary School through our wider links to, and development of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematical (STEAM) curriculum.