Science is taught throughout the school to encourage each and every child to be inquisitive about the world around them. We aim for every child to be confident enough to explore and investigate the world with hands on learning experiences. HCPS has a range of science-specific resources that are readily used to enhance the children’s scientific vocabulary as well as their questioning skills and experiences.
Science teaching at Hornsea Community Primary School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
We recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life and therefore we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic that the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout the years. This model allows essential development on the children’s prior knowledge, understanding and vocabulary. Specific vocabulary for each topic is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Throughout Science all children are challenged to develop and use a range of skills including questioning, observing, planning and recording, as well as being encouraged to become independent thinkers and learners. At Hornsea Community Primary School we strive to provide all children with an inclusive, high quality broad and balanced Science curriculum.