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Hasland Infant and Nursery School

Science

Science is the study of the natural world and at Hasland Infant and Nursery School we believe that this is best learned through experiments and observation. Our intention is to progressively develop the scientific ability of all of our learners. As children move through school, they are taught to extend their knowledge and vocabulary to aid their scientific thinking. As scientists, the children are encouraged to develop their investigation skills based on the learning of a wide range of topics. Children are given the means to question the world around them and to plan their own inquiries. By the time children leave our school they should be able to observe and compare, and to group and classify. They should also be able to raise their own scientific questions and have the confidence to research these. They will explore, inquire and be encouraged to notice patterns. It is our aim that they approach scientific experimentation logically by predicting, investigating, recording results and making conclusions. Exploration and investigation are embedded into every topic and the ultimate goal of our science curriculum is to nurture a thirst for knowledge. As responsible scientists we also ask each child to take on the title of Global Guardian.  This is to develop their understanding of reduce, re-use and recycle.  We want our children to understand that they have an important role to play in looking after our Earth’s resources.

 

Please click on the link below to view our policy.

Please find examples of our children's work below.

Science in our classrooms

These are examples of displays and continuous provision activities from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  We have hands-on science activities available to the children throughout the school.

The environment garden and kitchen garden

These photographs are of the environment garden and kitchen garden which we use for teaching and learning as much as possible.  It is a wonderful area of school to use for many subjects other than science and the children love being in it.

Investigations

We carry out a range of investigations in science and like these to be practical and open-ended.  Children ask questions, make predictions, records results and draw conclusions .  In science, as much a possible we like children to ask their own questions and design their own investigations to answer them.

Favourite seasons

In the Autumn term we explored seasons and the children collected data about 'favourite seasons'.
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