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Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Science

Science at Primrose Hill

 

Intent:

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 persona;, national and global level.

 

 

Owlcotes Elements- An investigative mind:

During their time at Primrose Hill, pupils are offered a 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  Science Blast lessons.

 

 

Science Skills Progression

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

 

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