Hamilton's science scheme uses hands-on investigative science activities to promote a deep understanding of scientific concepts and help children develop effective methods of scientific enquiry.
Hamilton's science planning is arranged to take advantage of seasonal study opportunities and to ensure progression in scientific working skills, while covering the National Curriculum for England. Each year is comprised of 6 blocks of 6 sessions dedicated to one of the science areas and culminating in a meaningful outcome. Opportunities for children to meet the full range of scientific investigative approaches entail pattern seeking, exploring, problem solving, fair testing, and analysing secondary sources.
We also provide a targeted two-year rolling program for mixed-year classes in each key stage. The blocks are carefully devised to allow you to teach your whole class together with appropriate differentiation while covering a whole key stage's worth of objectives over the course of two years. See our special advice page for detailed guidance.
I have been amazed at the enthusiasm from the children and my support staff!! We’ve spent so much extra time on science as the lessons have been so engaging we’ve kept going!
Mrs Thornhill - Year 3/4 Teacher