‘Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science.’
Science National Curriculum.
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 enquiry based learning and providing the children with opportunities to lead their own practical experiments; we aim for children to be able to lead their own scientific experiments by the end of Year 2. 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, participation in the Great Science Share and the CREST Science Awards. These opportunities help to inspire our children to pursue careers in scientific fields and to challenge gender stereotypes in STEM careers.
In March 2020, 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!
As part of our topic, 'Living Things and Their Habitats' the children in Year 2 took part in an exciting project all about food chains. At home, the children researched food chains and came up with creative ways to represent food chains. We took part in a fantastic presentation afternoon where Mrs Alyas came to judge our projects and select a winner from each class! She was very impressed with the hard work and creativity of all the children and their families who took part in the project. Well done Year 2!