Statement of Intent
At Hill Top Primary we encourage children to be naturally curious about the world around them. Our IPC curriculum ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum and fosters a sense of wonder about natural phenomena and ever expanding scientific knowledge.
We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment. Throughout our school, children are encouraged to develop and use a range of scientific skills, including questioning, researching and observing.
We want our children to have a broad scientific vocabulary. We intend to provide all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability, with a broad and balanced science curriculum.
Through the teaching of the International Primary Curriculum, we endeavour to teach all of the national curriculum science objectives.
Teachers provide opportunities for children to access new scientific knowledge through lessons which include research, investigations, observations, using scientific equipment, recording, collecting and collating data and interpreting results. Children also explore science through visitors coming into school, trips and exploring the grounds of school and local area.
The children’s knowledge is assessed throughout the year through various different methods, including quizzes on Kahoot, knowledge harvest activities, as well as targeted questioning to measure progress through the year. Summative Science assessments are made by teachers termly against the Sheffield STAT statements to measure progression across school.