Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


Science at Primrose Hill



At Primrose Hill, it is our intention to recognise the importance and excitement of Science in every aspect of daily life. We give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. 

Our ambitious curriculum will enable learning across all three key areas of Science;

  • Chemistry
  • Biology 
  • Physics


The Scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. Enquiry based learning will take place through;

  • Observation over time
  • Spotting patterns
  • Secondary research
  • Grouping and classifying 
  • Simple comparative test


The curriculum design will develop the natural curiosity in children of finding out why things happen in the way they do and encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. Our Science curriculum challenges and inspires children in a safe environment, through the planned  curriculum and incidental learning opportunities being taken. As a result of this, we strive for all children to become confident, enquiry based learners, who learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.

My Science, My Life Science


My Science, My Life Science is using observation and experimenting to learn about the world around us and everything in the universe. This year, we are wanting to focus on how science is used in our everyday lives. This could involve enjoying a healthy well balanced meal, seeing changes in ingredients when baking, nurturing your plants in the garden, gazing at the stars at night, wearing a light reflective jacket when the dark nights draw in or even going on a bike ride and experiencing friction in action. 

We would love to see examples of how you are using Science in your everyday lives to inspire other pupils to do the same. Please email any photos, captions or pictures to Miss Colman:  so a display can be made in school for us to share our experiences.

Owlcotes Elements- An Investigative Mind:

During their time at Primrose Hill, pupils have a wide range of opportunities to foster an investigative mind.

Our youngest children will observe, care for and nurture chicks or caterpillars. Y1 children have an exciting adventure at the Wildlife Park to give them a hands on experience of animals. In Y2, children take part in a LEGO workshop and Year 3 enjoy exploring rocks and soils at Meanwood Valley Farm – in addition to seeing the animals. Y5 children enjoy their Space Camp adventure where they sleep in Space Pods in the school hall after an evening of astronaut training and star gazing. Children in Y6 have the opportunity to see how having an investigative mind can help with future careers. This is explored through a visit from a University lecturer.  

In addition to the above, children are actively involved in scientific investigations throughout every year. Some of these are related to the children’s topic work whereas others are part of revisit lessons.

Science Policy

Links to useful websites

Gallery - Images and films from science learning at Primrose Hill.