Young children are naturally curious about the world they live in and love to observe and investigate their surroundings. The emphasis in the Science lessons is to encourage the children to become actively involved through discussion and by partaking in simple practical investigations. During the experiments, children also learn to work as a group, co-operate with others, make careful observations and explain their findings to their peers. Different topics are studied each half term. We are very fortunate to be able to make use of our extensive grounds, with its various habitats, when learning about growing plants, minibeasts and variation.
Our curriculum is enhanced by trips to a variety of venues and by visitors. We enjoy learning about the senses and habitats of some rather unusual creatures such as Millie, the giant millipede and Ringo the snake when 'Living Science' comes to visit.
An undoubted highlight is when 'Living Eggs' arrive in school. We all watch with awe as the chicks hatch. The children are fascinated to see how quickly they grow and love being involved in helping to care for them.
Hillier Arboretum provide a fun filled trip, exploring 'Light and Colour' in a cross-curricular day involving art, science and environmental games.