I hope that the following information and resources help you to feel confident in engaging with the subject of Science and supporting your child with their science learning at home during this period.
What science learning looks like at school
Hendon Primary School’s students participate in science learning through a combination of specialist Science lessons with myself, and other science learning in the classroom with their class teacher.
As a guide, Hendon students have the following number of specialist Science lessons per week:
Foundation – Year 2
Year 3 – Year 7
In-class science learning is often combined with other subjects in the HASS and STEM learning areas, so please check the relevant remote learning section of this site for your child’s year level.
What science learning might look like in a home learning situation
Science does not require fancy, expensive equipment. Much of our science learning can be done through observing (noticing, looking, listening, feeling etc) objects in the world around us.
Your child can participate in science learning at home through many everyday activities, by focusing on the way science influences our lives and by using their science inquiry skills. This learning will be supported by print or digital resources provided on this site.
It is important to note that each school Science lesson is a combination of many activities and tasks and can be broken into smaller sections over a day or week when being done at home.
I will endeavour to provide a range of learning opportunities so that you can select something that works for you, your child, and your home environment. With that in mind, not all activities or tasks will necessarily be suitable for your child to complete so please don’t feel compelled to do everything that is added here.
I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as I continue to upload content to support your child’s learning through this site, and on students’ Studyladder and Google Classroom accounts over the coming weeks. Thanks, Sian.
And don’t forget:
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”