At Hall Green Infant School we love Science and provide our children with an exciting and practical science curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and children cover a wide range of topics including, plants, animals (including humans), seasonal changes, materials, and living things and their habitats. We immerse our children in these topics through knowledge and skills based learning and providing the children with opportunities to be an active part of practical scientific investigations. We bring science to life for children and provide numerous opportunities including an annual whole school Science Week, external visits to places of interest in the local area and beyond. These opportunities help to inspire our children to pursue careers in scientific fields and to challenge gender stereotypes in STEM careers.
Here is a variety of some of our recorded KS1 science learning, showing a range of our scientific skills and knowledge.
What a pleasure it was for Year 1 to enhance their scientific learning with a visit to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Click on the class pages for more pictures of this learning.
Science Home Learning
During the third Lockdown, children at Hall Green Infant School have worked incredibly hard on their science work at home. We have covered a variety of topics in KS1 including Plants and Everyday Materials. Our children have been busy carrying out experiments, making observations and asking their parents questions about the world around them. We are so proud of how hard you have all worked and have really enjoyed seeing the pictures of you being scientists at home. We hope you enjoy looking through the fantastic home learning that has been completed.
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Many of our children and staff took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We participated in a range of activities at home such as writing fact files about different types of birds, building bird feeders from junk modelling, and of course, watching birds in our gardens. As the weekend fell during the third lockdown, it was a great opportunity for us to get outside and observe nature. Have a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to over the weekend.
British Science Week
In March, we hosted a whole school science week to coincide with British Science Week! The theme was 'Our Diverse Planet'. Each year group explored this theme in a variety of ways. KS1 had a fantastic week investigating the big question 'What equipment do scientists need in Antarctica?' Whilst EYFS explored the diversity of rivers and animal habitats. To discover more about our science week click on the link below!