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Our aim at Hawley Primary School is to encourage and develop the natural curiosity that all young children have about their world. Starting in EYFS, children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. Frequent opportunities for outdoor play encourage children to explore, question, observe and interact with natural processes.

Throughout Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, the children at Hawley are encouraged to ask and answer their own questions about the world around them. Scientific enquiries are informed by the interests of the children in each class, allowing them to take ownership of their learning. As children progress through school, we seek to develop their ability to carry out their own, independent, enquiries, use a range of equipment and become confident in expressing, and explaining, their findings. Activities are based on first-hand experiences that encourage exploration, observation, problem-solving, prediction, critical thinking, decision-making and discussion.

Please see the ‘Science Overview’ link below to find out what we are learning in Science. The ‘Science Progression of Skills’ shows how the expected knowledge and skills progress in Science at Hawley.