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Primary Science Quality Mark


In July 2020, Harrowgate Hill Primary School achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark. The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science leadership, teaching and learning and here at Harrowgate Hill, that is exactly what we did and we can't wait to continue our journey!

At Harrowgate Hill Primary School we want our children to be inquisitive about the world around them and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and we achieve this through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Through building upon key knowledge and concepts, children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science and are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.


Whether children are in KS1 or KS2, here at Harrowgate Hill Primary School, we ensure children are provided with the opportunity to take part in science on a weekly basis, with lessons lasting around two hours typically. Within these lessons, children are encouraged to think and work scientifically through a variety of practical enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. 

Working Scientifically!


Types of Practical Enquiry...


Working Scientifically Skills...


Our Science Curriculum!


 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1



The Human Body and Animals



The Human Body and Animals

Seasons & MaterialsSeasons & MaterialsSeasons &  Plants and FlowersSeasons &  Plants and Flowers
Year 2MaterialsMaterialsAnimals including HumansAnimals including HumansPlantsHabitats
Year 3RocksAmazing BodiesPlantsPlantsLightForces and Magnets
Year 4The Digestive SystemClassification and Food ChainsSoundElectricity and SustainabilityStates of MatterStates of Matter
Year 5ForcesMaterials and their PropertiesMaterials and their PropertiesLife CyclesEarth and SpaceEarth and Space
Year 6ElectricityLightThe Circulatory SystemLiving Things and their HabitatsEvolution and InheritanceEvolution and Inheritance



Science Principles


At Harrowgate Hill Primary School, we ensure every lesson is tailored around our principles and that the children are aware which principle they are working towards.


Take a look below:


S is for subject-specific vocabulary.

C is for collaborative or independent learning.

I is for investigating science linked to real world contexts.

E is for exciting enquiries with practical elements.

N is for new questions waiting to be answered.

C is for cross-curricular opportunities.

E is for ending up outdoors.





Science Squad


Being a member of Science Squad involves becoming an ambassador for Science within our school.

But what does this mean?

Well, firstly, our Science Squad help to make sure everyone enjoys science within our school community, along with ensuring practical enquiries are taught regularly and even helping to organise Science events across the school. 


Take a look at who is part of the Science Squad at Harrowgate Hill Primary School...