Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre
Oldhill Street, London, N16 6LR
Tel: 020 8806 4130 Fax: 020 8806 3620

Email: admin@tyssen.hackney.sch.uk

Science

science

At Tyssen we believe that Science is a vital part of children’s learning in order to understand the world around them, and importantly, what the world might be like in the future.

We aim to provide children with a broad and exciting curriculum which inspires inquisitive thinking and exploration.

We believe that children should be encouraged to challenge their ideas about the world around them, therefore questioning is at the heart of Science at Tyssen. Questioning helps children to develop paths towards understanding, a skill which can be applied across all Curriculum subjects.

IPC topics, in all year groups, cover the National Curriculum working scientifically.  Topics such as I/m Alive, Weather and Climate, Sensational, Footprints from the Past are some of the topics covered.  In addition to the IPC curriculum we have a number of Science Weeks a year  based on science skills.  See the medium term plans to find out more…..

Key principles of teaching science at Tyssen Community Primary School 

  • Adults and children are fully engaged in the topic and perceive science as fun.
  • Children are motivated and are enjoying inclusive, relevant, hands-on activities.
  • Activities clearly progress thinking and learning.
  • Lessons are led and supported by confident and enthusiastic adults.
  • Children are encouraged to ask questions, push boundaries and learn new things.
  • Children are taught and encouraged to use scientific principles and language.
  • Children are given time to reflect on their learning.



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