A Hoyle Court Scientist
“The important thing is to never stop questioning.”
At Hoyle Court Primary School, it is our vision to inspire a lifelong love of science within our pupils. We provide children with a rich, varied and inclusive curriculum to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them no matter what their learning ability. Whilst also ensuring they acquire skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Children are given the opportunity to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena-where appropriate using the local environment such as the River Aire, Baildon Moor and the school grounds to enhance their learning. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary as well as being empowered to question the world around them and become independent learners. Children can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. Lessons in school are engaging with practical hands-on activities which are enhanced with local trips to Bracken Hall, Nell Bank and Denso Marsdon Nature Reserve. We provide opportunities so that when children leave us they have acquired scientific skills which aids their knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world in which they live.