Here at Ivington CE Primary School Science is taught throughout the school, as a specific subject and is based upon the National Curriculum. The school has purchased the Collins Science Directions scheme to use alongside the earlier purchased Bedford scheme. We have also purchased the BBC ‘Science Clips’ on DVD, enabling us to deliver short topic based extracts during lessons. The BBC website and other information found on the internet have also furthered our ability to deliver and enrich all topics on our two year rolling programme.
Through science we aim to help the children to make sense of the world around them and develop a natural curiosity. They are given opportunities to develop their scientific knowledge through investigations, problem solving, talking and listening, observations and recording and analysing data. Science is a practical subject and the children are encouraged to be fully involved through many ‘hands on’ experiences. The purchasing of new equipment is ongoing.
Our environmental area is also used as a tool to enhance children’s’ learning. As opportunities arise, children enjoy helping to maintain this area to ensure that it is an enjoyable resource for all. Where appropriate outside agencies are involved, and we work especially closely with the Hereford Nature Trust. We are very grateful for the support we have received.
In addition to curricular science, from time to time, the school offers afternoon Conservation and Environmental Art Club. Some Y6 pupils are active ‘eco-warriors’ spending time to try to make our school as ‘eco-friendly’ as possible and to raise general awareness of environmental concerns.