At Harrington Hill Primary School, we believe science should:
- Be fun and memorable
- Relate to real life
- Be child-led, nurturing children’s innate curiosity
- Encourage children to ask scientific questions, discuss and test their ideas
- Develop enquiry skills through practical investigations which are often outdoors
- Provide opportunities to use a range of high quality scientific equipment
- Provide challenge at all levels
At Harrington Hill, our vision is to provide a science curriculum which inspires and encourages all children to be inquisitive about the world around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We believe this is best achieved through exciting, practical experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. We aim to provide children with opportunities to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning, helping to prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
In every science lesson we aim to develop our five learning behaviours:
- Active listening
- Team work
- Good talk (use of scientific vocabulary and questioning)
Congratulations to our science ambassadors this year: Jose, Clifford, Zakiyyah, Amani, Rojin and Princess.
Our fabulous scientists will be writing blogs on the different science learning happening at Harrington Hill. They will also be taking part in fun experiments over the year which they will share in school assemblies. Our ambassadors will lead science activities during golden time for other students (fortnightly) and look after the science resources at school.
During the spring term, Year 5 took part in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) competition which enabled them to learn about different careers in STEAM; children worked in teams to design and make a durable raft with limited resources before testing their creations.
The winning teams then went on to the semi-finals to compete against other schools at UBS Bank!
On this day, the children had to direct and act out an advertisement for an airline company; create a seat made from balloons and masking tape and a sturdy bridge from paper!
Well done to both teams for representing Harrington Hill whilst displaying skills of professionalism, teamwork and resilience throughout the day.
A special well done to our team from Jade class who have made it through to the finals on July 8th!
Science Fun At Home
The best science activities are often hands-on (and sometimes messy) and produce exciting (and sometimes unexpected) results. If you love science and want to have a go at some fun and easy experiments at home, click this link, choose an experiment and have a go!