Hitherfield Primary School and Children's Centre

Science

Science at Hitherfield

Science is all around us! At Hitherfield we believe that scientific investigation is one of the most powerful ways to learn; developing curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging what we know about the world. We aim to make science as practical as possible, linking it to real life contexts and giving a meaning to the work we do in class. Hitherfield Science lessons are open ended and practical in nature, allowing children to use a wide range of resources to lead the learning and make discoveries all by them themselves. These lessons aren’t just limited to the classroom... teachers at Hitherfield make use of our incredible outdoor facilities including the pond, nature area and edible playground, in order to maximise the children's learning experiences. This allows children to develop the key skills of investigation, problem solving and team work; empowering our pupils to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers.

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