Science and the Technologies (STEM)
Our STEM curriculum is based on the idea of educating pupils in four specific subject areas - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At Hugh Myddelton, we aim to teach STEM subjects discretely and as well as embedded within topics in order to create better learning opportunities and instil key skills applicable to real life.
There is a strong focus on scientific inquiry throughout the curriculum. The main areas of teaching cover: life and living processes, materials and their properties and physical processes. Cross-curricular links are made wherever possible.
We encourage children to make observations and comparisons, to test their own ideas, consider evidence and provide their own possible solutions to problems.
We aim to bring the world around us to life with support from our Science program of study - Collins Snap Science.
|Science Curriculum Overviews 2016 - 17|
For more details of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Science in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click here.
At Hugh Myddelton, we deliver an extensive computing programme of study which covers a variety of subjects which range from coding, digital literacy, information technology, and online safety. Our school covers all the requirements of the Computing programme of study in a way that’s intended to develop pupils’ understanding of concepts, practices and perspectives. Children will learn to code through Scratch and Discovery coding. This requires children to use their problem solving and logical reasoning skills to build programs.
For more details of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Computing in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click here.
Design & Technology (inc. Engineering)
Design & Technology aims to develop children's ability to design, make and evaluate a wide range of products. Children are encouraged to create items for a purpose and to become proficient in using a range of techniques, materials and tools.
The inspiration for the children's work often originates from other topics in class and strong links are made with other subjects such as art, science and maths to support their work.
We also promote healthy eating through the curriculum; each class cooks at least three times per year. More information can be found by clicking here.
For more details of the National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Design & Technology in Key Stages 1 & 2, please click here.