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At Camp Hill Primary School, the science curriculum provides rich and creative opportunities for children to learn and develop in a safe environment. The science curriculum in our school supports our key drivers of compassion, community and communication. We believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Article 13 and 14, freedom of expression and freedom of thought, belief and religion.

Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.

Children at our school are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.

At Camp Hill Primary School, we believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. Education must develop and challenge every child’s talents, personalities and abilities to the full.

Please take a look at the pictures of some of the fantastic science work that goes on in our school. 


British Science Week 2023



This years theme for Science Week was based around 'Connections'.

On the British Science Week website it states that 'As we celebrate togetherness, after a period where isolation was a sad but necessary reality, 'Connections' is an apt theme for British Science Week 2023.'


Connections as a theme offered a variety of topics for Camp Hill Primary to explore. 


Please take a look at some of the fantastic pictures taken during science week to show you what our children got up to. 


British Science Week 23. Children enjoying making moon dials, creating food webs and testing if bread will go mouldy if handled with clean hands/dirty hands and kept in either the light or the dark.

Reception are looking after their very own pet caterpillars! Reception are observing everyday the changes in the life-cycle! When the caterpillars arrived they were very tiny. The caterpillars have now formed into a chrysalis and the reception children and staff cannot wait for the caterpillars to turn into beautiful butterflies!

Here are some photos of reception learning about and experimenting with magnets. The children tested the magnets against different materials to see which were magnetic. This linked to 'understanding of the world' in development matters - the EYFS curriculum.

Each year as part of British Science Week the teachers and children enjoy a yearly visit from a professor who puts on an explosive, educational show for the school.