At Church Hill Infant School our main aim is to encourage the children’s understanding of themselves and their surroundings. Through our teaching and their observations and investigations, the children develop the knowledge, skills and curiosity to make sense of the world and develop a growing awareness of the need to care for it.
Children are given opportunities to work practically, independently and co-operatively for different tasks either with a partner, in a group, on their own or as a whole class.
In the Foundation Stage, Science is taught as part of the ‘ Understanding of the World ‘ which involves guiding pupils to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
In Years 1 and 2 pupils follow a creative curriculum which provides relevant cross curricular links to other subjects including maths, English, ICT and Design Technology. In Years 1 and 2 the new statutory National Curriculum teaches the children methods and skills to work in a scientific way. In Year 1 the focus is learning about Plants, Animals including humans, Everyday Materials and Seasonal Change, and in Year 2 the skills and knowledge about Plants and Animals including humans is built upon. Additionally All living Things and Habitats and the Uses of Everyday Materials is taught.
We plan for visitors to school to extend learning, such as the space dome and living animals. The children have planned visits to other places such as Beacon Hill, a local farm and Watermead our local park which provides an opportunity to explore and develop curiousity within a different learning environment.
Our Science Co-ordinator is Mrs Phipps.