The new primary science base at Kingarth Street was opened by Professor Williams in November 2017. The dedicated science area offers a superb climate for “hands on” experiments in a child-friendly environment, including high-tech smartboard technology.
Pupils from P1-7 are encouraged to discover and explore science topics through an investigative curriculum. Our primary science programme nurtures the children’s natural curiosity and wonder through active learning. We encourage questioning and the development of skills which teach how science works and why it is important to the world.
We benefit from excellent liaison with our Beaton Road Science departments, the Infant pupils regularly participate in experiments about Ice and Fireworks with the secondary school science teachers.
Every March, the primary school follows the British Science Association initiative of Science Week. Children from all classes are encouraged to teach their class experiments, prepare lessons, create power points and give video presentations to share with their peers. The culmination of the event is a Scientist of the Year award - a medal and certificate for each class winner.
We are proud of our connections with both parents and FPs and we are keen to have visits from them to discuss their scientific careers with classes. We are currently developing links with STEM scientists to work with us in the future.
Kingarth Street science base is out of this world!
Maths is a core subject at Hutchesons' and the children develop their numeracy skills and learn ways to tackle problems and challenges during their primary years.
Some might think Matchs is boring but they would be wrong. At Hutchesons' we make maths fun and one highlight of the Primary calendar is Pirate Maths Day.
Specialist maths teachers from the senior school make the annual voyage to the junior school to host an afternoon of puzzles and challenges designed to stretch pupils' imagination and maths ability in a fun context.