Yr1 taking part in the multi-skills competition!


In RE this week, Yr1 were role-playing the arrival of a special guest!


Yeah 2 taking NSPCC Number day to the next level!


Exploring colour mixing in the Nursery


Using phonics to spell words in Reception class


Colour mixing in Year 3 Art lesson


Exciting learning in the Nursery


Investigating with magnets in Reception class


Year 1 using ‘fingers’ to help calculate subtractions


Even Super Heroes make notes!


Thank you Year 6 for being responsible citizens


Year 4 investigating and measuring how far they can hear the drumming


Responsible Citizens/Peckham Citizens


Year 5 are really enjoying their 1:1 Mandarin sessions!


Parent drop-in session for maths, in nursery.


Year 4 Kung Fu workshop to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year


Year 1 are checking out Piet Mondrian’s work, before heading back to Peckham to paint their own.


A wonderful day with Lord Harris at Westminster Abbey


Year 4 learning the violin thanks to Southwark Music Trust!


Thank you for all your generous donations. You have made Christmas very special for HPAPP for the gift bags, for the Christmas Lunch for food packages, Lord Harris and friends for the new coats. 🍀

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Science is the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

A scientist needs:

· Determination.

· Scientific and numerical skills.

· Decisiveness.

· A logical and independent mind.

· Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

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Intent: Introduction, Vision and Philosophy

The purpose of this document is to clarify the how, why, and what of Science teaching at our Academy. This is to be used by staff to clarify expectations, highlight the resources that we have at our disposal, and to ensure that a high-quality Science curriculum is being taught to all. We want our children to be involved in an engaging curriculum that will build, develop and promote their knowledge. Science is about improving on the investigative and experimenting skills necessary to challenge ideas and theories.


Children need to be armed with the knowledge on which to build; the knowledge is a platform to springboard their own point of inquiry. We want our pupils not merely to be able to repeat facts and memorised knowledge. We want them to be driven on to question, ‘What next..?’ or ‘What if...?’ Science is also a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us through experimental testing of ideas. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas through their own curiosity and questioning.



The order in which we have chosen to teach the units in science has been agreed in conjunction with our science specialists working in the Harris Federation secondary schools. They have used their subject specific expertise to outline a suggested progression of learning. For example, it is important children know the properties of materials before moving on the learn about changes in materials. Likewise, learning about animals and plants before habitats allows children to build on prior knowledge. Some units have been placed in particular half terms due to seasonality, plants for example- learning about plants in the spring and summer terms allows children to grow their own plants. The plants will grow more quickly in the warmer weather, meaning experiments can produce meaningful results.

Implementation: What does Science look like?


Science builds on the Early Learning Goals for Understanding the World within the EYFS.

In Key Stage One, pupils receive 1 ½ hours of science each week. Pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and the world around them. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions, find patterns, classify and group objects, research using a variety of sources and carry out fair testing. Pupils use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables. Pupils may use the outdoor areas in their science learning especially during Forest School sessions.


In Key Stage Two, pupils receive 2 hours of science each week. Children are encouraged to extend the scientific questions that they ask about the world around them. Pupils carry out a range of scientific enquiries including: observations over time, pattern seeking, classifying, grouping and researching using other sources (including computing resources). Children in Key Stage Two learn to plan science investigations by only changing one variable to make it a fair test.

Unit Pupils’ books have a unit cover (outlining the science content they will be learning in that unit and in which order) and a knowledge organiser to show the key learning that will take place in the unit. Science will follow a coherent curriculum programme which gives full coverage of the National Curriculum programmes of study for Science 2014 to ensure progression and continuity throughout the school. Lesson planning and resourcing have been produced by the Harris Federation science consultant alongside the curriculum planning.

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Typical Lesson

Each lesson will show a double page of work. On the left, pupils will record through diagrams, tables, charts or photos of practical work (evidence of working scientifically), and on the right children will record their knowledge through their written work. At the end of the lesson, pupils are given the opportunity to show their understanding by raising their own questions (recorded in their books alongside a question sticker). Teachers mark within the lesson to inform AfL and to provide immediate feedback for pupils.


Impact Evidence and Assessment In KS1 and KS2, the National Curriculum sets out the science content and working scientifically statements that pupils are expected to achieve. Formative assessment is the basis for assessment in Science. Science work, where appropriate, will be recorded in science books; evidence will also be photographic. This information can then be used against the assessment strands, at the back of each pupil’s book, based on observations of activities and work. Topics will often end with a summative assessment to review the learning.


The Science Co-ordinator is responsible for monitoring the standard of the children’s work and the quality of teaching in Science. Monitoring will take place in the form of book looks and learning walks. Feedback will be given to teachers informally (1:1 verbal feedback) or formally (written). A clear focus will be given on checking that the planning matches the delivery as well as ensuring that there is evidence of progression in both knowledge and skills. There should also be evidence that knowledge and skills are also being applied within investigative work to show a deeper understanding.


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