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Subject Focus - Science


At Hermitage Primary School, we recognise how science impacts every aspect of daily life, and without science humankind would not have made progress throughout history. As one of the core subjects taught at primary level, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it deserves.

Learning science is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge of our world, and with developing skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. Our science curriculum develops the natural curiosity of each child no matter their demographic, encourages them to have respect for living organisms, and instil in pupils the importance of caring for the natural environment.

We aim to teach scientific concepts through the use of first-hand practical experiences, as well as using some appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos to support children’s learning.  The children have opportunities to develop their understanding of different scientific ideas by using a range of types of scientific enquiry to answer questions.  These include observing changes over a period of time; pattern seeking; research; comparative tests; identifying and classifying, as well as making links across the curriculum.

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