Our Approach

At IJS, we are passionate about children developing a natural curiosity and an excitement about the world in which they live; a good foundation in Science helps our children to observe the world around them, ask questions and work scientifically to better understand the natural world.  

Aims and Objectives

School Staff:

  • To demonstrate their own curiosity and excitement in Science and encourage children to develop their own questioning and critical thinking skills.

  • To provide opportunities for children to develop independent scientific enquiry skills.

  • To provide real-world Science links to enable children to understand the impact of science both today and for the future.



  • To develop their knowledge of scientific concepts

  • To understand the different types of scientific enquiry through developing their working scientifically skills

  • To apply their knowledge and skills to real life scenarios and understand the impact of science both today and for the future


What is Science like at Inglehurst?

Science is taught for one afternoon per week at Inglehurst and lesson are based on children answering scientific questions through child-led, independent, practical enquiries. Children are taught progressively from Year 3 through to Year 6 and they revisit topics, building on the knowledge and skills they have previously acquired. Children also take part in a Science Week once per school year, where they take part in activities across the school across a variety of scientific topics.


Currently we offer: 

  • Mad Science Club

  • Science Week

  • Space Camp

  • Primary Science Quality Mark

  • Space Education Quality Mark


For additional information please view the documents below or contact Miss Seavers (Subject Lead).

Additional Documents