At Horniman, we aim for the children to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them; equipping them with the different skills needed to answer their own questions and communicate their ideas clearly to others, through carrying out different types of investigations.
In September 2016, Horniman was awarded the Gold Primary Science Quality Mark in recognition of the outstanding teaching and learning opportunities provided in school and within the wider community. Science is taught in line with the new National Curriculum, as a subject in its own right, as well as within a context, reinforcing its valuable cross curricular links. A celebration of science learning takes place in a number of forms, including during Science Week, whole school class assemblies, school trips and visits by scientists.
The wonderful school grounds provide an amazing setting for inspiring outdoor science lessons (organised by teachers and the school gardener) and various science-led clubs, such as Forest Schools, Science and Gardening clubs. Horniman also benefits from an enthusiastic school community that organises and supports successful weekend events like School Fairs, the ‘Big Dig’ and ‘Meadow and Hedge Planting’.
We, at Horniman, will continue to strive to build on children’s inquisitive attitude to science by providing rich and diverse learning opportunities that will inspire future generations of scientists.