“There is an inner scientist in all of us.  It just needs to be nurtured”

Dame Maggie Aderin-Pocock

We aim to provide a rich science curriculum which challenges, inspires and motivates all pupils; nurturing their curiosity to discover the world around them.  We want to excite pupils to explore scientific ideas and encourage each child to be inquisitive; equipping them to make predictions, analyse, question effectively and collaborate to solve problems. 

Science is a significant part of daily life and it is interwoven in everyday experiences. We embrace a hands on learning experience, delivered through scientific enquiry and our lessons also reflect upon and consolidate prior knowledge, vocabulary and skills.  Throughout the progressive programmes of study, the pupils will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the skills are built-on and developed throughout pupil’s time at school so that they can positively apply their knowledge of science when working scientifically. Through this we aim for the pupils to independently use a range of equipment, ask questions, conduct experiments, build arguments, and confidently explain scientific concepts.

Science diagram

Science is broken down into Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All three areas are covered in each year group. To support this learning we explore how scientists have investigated big idea and solved problems to have an impact on the world around us. We build links with other subjects and provide wider opportunities for the pupils to be involved, utilising our school grounds and local area. We also include visits, visitors and workshop to create awe and wonder, igniting their enthusiasm and believe that through a range of experiences that the pupils of Hinchley Wood can become the scientists of tomorrow. 

Science road map