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Long-term Science overview

Science At Hever

Subject Leader: Mrs J Seymour

 

Science Curriculum intent

The curriculum intent for Science 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, concepts, skills and overall love of science.

 

Science Curriculum implementation

At Hever School we follow the Kent Scheme for Science which clearly sets out topics that are covered throughout the year groups here. This ensures that the topics outlined in the National Curriculum are covered for every year group. The Kent Scheme has an outline of Science planning which our Teachers at Hever adapt and add their own ideas and resources to create the most interesting and beneficial lessons for their classes. Whenever possible, we learn scientific concepts through investigation, building scientific skills such as: questioning, observing and recording, use of equipment, testing, classifying and pattern-seeking. Please see the attachment for the Science topics taught in each year group.

 

The Children 

The children at Hever School are extremely enthusiastic and high achieving in science. They have incredibly well planned science lessons which create enthusiasm for the subject. The children enjoy the hands on and investigative approach we have to learning science which in turn fuels their inquisitive minds and positive attitude to the subject.  

 

STEM Ambassadors

At Hever, we are proud to introduce our new STEM Ambassadors. These children will not only be advocates for Science but will support learning in exciting 'Engineering, Design and Technology and Maths' projects, with Science as the driver. They will be our Science experts, supporting the learning of Science across the school, as well as helping to provide enriching STEM opportunities throughout the year. 

 

Useful Websites 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

http://www.nationalgeographic.com

 

There are a range of exciting and innovative STEM activities for children you can try at home on this website:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 6th February 2020
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