Our Science Vision Statement
Science allows pupils to understand the world around them. It excites pupils' curiosity about natural phenomena, links direct practical experiences with ideas and encourages pupils to be informed and responsible stewards of the ever-changing environments that they are growing up in. Science allows pupils to question and discuss issues that will affect their lives, wider society and future the future of humanity.
At Hurst Drive Primary School, science is taught weekly in all year groups using the Science Mastery scheme.
Pupils work in their classrooms and outdoors to study a range of biology, chemistry and physics units; they learn both the subject knowledge needed to understand these areas of science as well as the skills needed to conduct scientific inquiries. As every lesson focuses on a question, pupils gain substantial experience in using high-quality resources to solve problems and conduct a range of scientific inquiries - including fair tests, observations, identification, classification and research. Please read our medium-term planning, detailing what children learn and when in every year group.
Our science curriculum equips pupils for secondary school by ensuring they know the key vocabulary they need to explain and justify their thinking and ideas. We use trips and visitor visits to enhance pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of science and provide them with relatable role models that we hope will inspire our pupils to consider a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career.
Our staff and pupils have worked together to decide what makes ‘Good’ science at Hurst Drive. Please click here to read our ‘Principles of Science’.
In September 2019, we were awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark for our high-quality science teaching, learning and assessment at Hurst Drive Primary School.