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Our vision and principles for Science at The Hayes is that it is seen as a core subject and children are totally immersed in ‘hands on’ investigations developing a sense of awe and wonder. These investigations are initiated by children’s own experiences and based on the world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice and develop a good understanding of scientific ideas. Children make discoveries for themselves, and they are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
Throughout the curriculum, children are exposed to science capital in their everyday lives, for example, in Year 1, when looking at Seasons, the children watch a video about how a traffic warden, working for Network Rail needs to inform train drivers of the weather!
Science is all around us!

Through research, we have chosen to use Develop Experts to help embed Science throughout our school. This has come highly recommended from science leaders in other primary schools across the country as well as the experts from the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark). This provides teaching staff with a wealth of resources from lesson plans, to teaching slides, vocabulary, quizzes, assessments and up-to-date films. Every lesson is linked to a different scientific enquiry, scientific vocabulary is embedded, amazing links are made in lessons to real life scientists, making a great link to our vision and principles.



The Hayes Primary School, has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), demonstrating our commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The coronavirus pandemic and climate change crisis have made everyone aware of the importance of science in our world. Primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us and our planet healthy and safe. Schools that have achieved a Primary Science Quality Mark have demonstrated a significant commitment to science teaching and learning. The profile and quality of science in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
We are very proud, and a huge thank you to Mrs Piamya, our Science Lead who has led with passion in this area and worked tirelessly to achieve this award. Well done!

Science is Alive!