At Hungerford Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on our creative and explorative approach to learning. Scientific learning here is no different, and children are given vast opportunities to develop their scientific skills and learn about the world around them.
Our aim is to create a safe learning environment where children can push their boundaries and misconceptions, in order to learn and understand how things work. We want children to learn independently, and answer questions that they want to find out, in a classroom that offers all of the equipment needed to solve their problems. Most of all we want to raise the profile of Science throughout the school, by allowing the children to have fun and enjoy the subject just as much as the teachers enjoy teaching it!
Science is taught once a week throughout the school, and is recorded in science books. Children plan their own experiments in order to answer SID the scientist’s questions. Some lessons are used to write a method or make a prediction, and others allow us to work scientifically and experiment individually or with groups. Every term, we have Science Week, where we do a whole week of fun, exciting experiments which allows us to develop our enquiry skills and put into practise everything that we know and learn. We always invite parents in to help us with our science, and the children love being able to work with their family to meet their learning objective.
Mad Science Club takes place once a year and is open to Key Stage 2 children. This involves scientists coming into our school, with a range of equipment and letting the children experiment and play for a whole hour a week! They have tested PH levels on different liquids, flown on a hoverboard, learned about what is inside their bodies and much, much more!
All children are encouraged to be actively involved in Science lessons. Diversity is valued and teaching is targeted to meet the needs of individual learners. Children whose first language is not English are supported initially through the native language to access the Science curriculum. Immersion then assists them to develop skills in all curriculum areas, very quickly.
Health and Well being week: 31st October
Science week: 13th March
Science Boffins visiting school (assembly and workshops) 13th March
ElectroCity with year 3 - TBC
Mad science assembly - TBC
Mad science after school club - TBC
Talk Time topics:
Here are our weekly talk time topics as chosen by your class teachers!
SID The Scientist:
SID asks questions and encourages the children to ask questions too! He is used in every lesson as a starter to give the children a question to work out!