The vision for Science at Muswell Hill Primary School is to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity about science whilst increasing children’s awareness and understanding of the world around them.
We believe that most successful way to develop the pupil’s scientific skills is through first-hand experiences.
They cover a range of early physics (e.g., forces) chemistry (e.g., reversible and irreversible changes) and biology (e.g., growing plants) through practical work, observation and problem solving in classrooms, our outdoor classroom and the local area. A wide range of areas of scientific knowledge are taught to give a deeper understanding of the world.
Pupils are encouraged to ask questions, use new vocabulary and solve problems by making close observations, planning, predicting, fair testing and recording their findings in a systematic way. We also aim to foster responsible attitudes towards the environment and all living things.
The school has achieved good standard Healthy Schools Status; a quality standard relating to pupils’ healthy lifestyles.
Our links with the Ogden Trust, Wellcome Trust and BathSpa TAPPs allows us to ensure that the children have access to a wide range of high-quality scientific experiences.
The school hosts an annual science week that encourages the children to further develop their scientific skills and knowledge through a wide range of interesting and engaging activities.
In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at MHPS aims to ensure that all pupils: https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/key-stage-1-and-2