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: Zakiyyah, Alahna, Amari, Savannah, Stan and Maya.
Our fabulous scientists will be: keeping the rest of the school up to date with any science related changes at Harrington Hill; writing blogs on the latest science news; setting up science experiments (which they will present in assemblies) and will be in charge of arranging and taking care of 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, activities included directing and acting out an advertisement for an airline company as well as creating a seat made from balloons and masking tape!
Well done to all of Harrington Hill representative who showed: 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!