Long-term Science overview
Science At Hever
Subject Leader: Mrs Z Sorrell
Science Curriculum intent
Our curriculum intent is to evoke a healthy curiosity about ourselves and the world that we live in. We will ensure that investigation and enquiry drives our scientific learning, resulting in an acquisition of knowledge, conceptual understanding, skills and an overall love of science.
Science Curriculum implementation
At Hever School, we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We follow the National Curriculum, and ‘Development Matters’ under the Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, to ensure that all Science topics are covered for every year group. Our enthusiastic team of teachers use a range of sources including PLAN, Andrew Berry and Hamilton to support Science planning thus ensuring that our lessons are adapted to the needs of the individual classes, are interesting and beneficial and cover the Scientific curriculum content.
Science here at Hever, is focused on developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live, through investigation, as well as using and applying their skill and knowledge. At Hever, we ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and classroom based activities, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills.
Our children are extremely enthusiastic, high achieving and have broad interest in science. Supported by well planned science lessons and immersed in scientific vocabulary, their knowledge and understanding of not only the topic they are studying, but of the world around them creates true enthusiasm for the subject. The children enjoy the hands-on investigative approach we have to learning science which in turn fuels their inquisitive minds and their positive attitude to the subject.
There are a range of exciting and innovative STEM activities for children you can try at home on this website:
Updated November 2022