Science at Hyde Park Junior School
We have worked hard as a team to improve our science provision and in 2019 we achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark Award to recognise the high quality science teaching and learning at our school. To find out more about the Primary Science Quality Mark, visit PSQM online
Our Science Vision:
At Hyde Park Junior School, we believe that science should be engaging and allow children to take ownership of their learning. We want our children to be active learners by finding out things for themselves, by asking ‘how?’, ‘why?’ and ‘what if?’.
Science underpins our understanding of the world and is an integral part of our lives, which makes it vital that children at our school develop a lifelong love for the subject. While broadening children’s understanding in science we will promote collaboration, exploration, curiosity, discovery and investigation. Science at Hyde Park Junior School encourages children to be critical and reflective learners, and inspires them to take risks and ask questions.
Five Key Principles:
- Science teaching and learning promotes ambition and endeavour by making real life links to scientists and engineers, in history and present day, and by reacting to current events.
- Children should be curious, explore and ask questions within their science learning.
- Children will reason and problem solve through practical investigations.
- Children are able to use a variety of scientific resources both inside and outside the classroom.
- Science learning will engage and fascinate children to enable them to become lifelong learners.
Supporting Science at Home
To support your child in engaging with science at home, there is a plethora of resources online! Here are some which may be useful...
Maddie Moate has lots of interesting science activities and educational videos for children of primary age.
Dr Kelly Davis is a lecturer at Plymouth University who was previously a primary science teacher and leader. She demos experiments you can do at home in your kitchen!
BBC Bitesize Science is a great website with videos and activities for your child to explore.
This resource covers all areas of STEM, with some great activities you could look at whilst at home. Some need more resources than others.
This resource, created by the Royal Society of Chemistry, has simple at-home-science experiments with lots of questions alongside.
This website has a range of interesting science experiments which could be tried at home.