Science at Heygarth 

We Envision 

At Heygarth Primary School, we strive to promote the love of learning science and for children to understand and be curious about the science within their everyday lives. Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We promote the importance of a problem solving, investigative approach through regular 'hands on' experiences wherever possible. It is our intention that by the end of each Key Stage, each child will have an understanding of a variety of scientific concepts and be able to confidently discuss and transfer knowledge across subjects and in their individual lives. We aim for all children to gain independence and work scientifically during lessons as well as working collaboratively to investigate different concepts and ideas. 

Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts in science, our children will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. We know that we are doing our children a disservice if we do not both provide them with opportunities to explore scientific vocabulary and we will expect them to use the knowledge and skills to articulate their ideas in a variety of ways.Our 'Pupil Voice' survey shows that children enjoy science at our school.

"I especially enjoy it when we get to choose our own investigations." Comment from a Year 5 pupil.