‘Everyone Equal Everyone Happy’
The Subject Leader for Science is Mrs. L. Whelan
Science Statement of Intent
Our intention when planning and delivering the science curriculum at South Hiendley Primary School is to foster and develop our pupils’ curiosity in the subject, whilst also helping them to fulfil their potential. Moreover, we aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. We intend learning in science to be through systematic investigations of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of their lives that rely mainly on first hand experiences, leading to them being equipped to answer scientific questions about the world around them. It is our intention that, through investigative science, pupils at South Hiendley Primary School will continue to deepen their respect for the natural world and all its phenomena, and increase their care and appreciation of it.
We aim to:
- develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science
- develop an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
- build on pupils’ curiosity in, and sense of awe at, the natural world
- use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science
- introduce pupils to the language and vocabulary of science
- develop pupils’ basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements
- develop pupils’ use of computing in their science studies.
- extend the learning environment for our pupils via environmental areas and the locality
- promote a ‘healthy lifestyle’ in our pupils.