Hamilton’s science scheme provides a broad but comprehensive experience of primary science that systematically covers the objectives of the National Curriculum for England’s for Year 3 and Year 4 in a two-year rolling programme. Hamilton suggest following Set A in one year and Set B in the next, working from Autumn through Spring to Summer, as we have placed the material that is more accessible for the younger children in Autumn Term, and the more challenging material in Summer Term. (For more information about the mixed year scheme, see our Teacher Support page hamilton-trust.org.uk/mixed-age-science.) However, all of the sessions are adaptable, so that you can adjust to your own children and school programme. Each term is made up of 2 blocks (with 6 sessions), each of which can be completed within a half-term. Working scientifically, investigations and meaningful outcomes are fully incorporated in each block.
Hamilton's science sessions are freely available to all. Friends and School Subscribers can access some additional supporting material, including year and block overview documents, assessment grids and specially commissioned background science documents to give Key Stage 2 teachers added confidence and depth of knowledge as well as ideas for how to learn more.