"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science." ~Edwin Powell Hubble
At Hermitage Primary School our long term vision for science is:
- For all children to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
- For children to ask their own questions and have the confidence to find the answers through practical hands on experiences rather than purely secondary sources.
- To have an enthusiasm for scientific knowledge.
"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, but one who asks the right questions." ~Claude Lévi-Strauss
The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
At Hermitage Primary School the Programmes of Study for Science are defined as units of work for each year group. The school has produced a bespoke Scheme of Work which is adapted from Hamilton planning (online units of work based on the National Curriculum) which is implemented across the whole school. Our whole school science curriculum map can be downloaded here.
We are all very proud of the work our children do in science and we always ensure that science remains high on our agenda. We have been awarded the Gold Primary Science Mark for all of our achievements in science both within school and the wider community. Take a look at some of our displays around school and if you would like to ask any questions, or work in a science related field and could enrich our curriculum, please contact Helen Bailey (Science Subject Leader).
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." ~ Dr. Carl Sagan
"Science is the future of mankind." ~ Claude Cohen Tannoudji
Science Subject Leader: Mrs H Bailey
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