Science at The New Forest Primary School continues to inspire and excite the children at our school. We follow the National Curriculum (2014) but we make it our own by ensuring that the science we teach is active and real to the children. We encourage our children to use their outdoor learning environments as much as possible by developing a variety of learning areas for them to use. We want our children to develop a love of science by organising trips to places like The Winchester Science Centre, Paultons Park, Langford Lakes and Hillier's Arboretum. Both of our school sites have active Wildlife and Gardening Clubs and dedicated outdoor learning spaces.
In addition we have strong links with The New Forest and classes spend time during our Forest Fridays in our local woods exploring and applying a variety of scientific skills to what they see.
We have a bi-annual Science Fair as well as outreach projects with the local secondary schools and companies. The subject lead has spent 2 years working with the University of Southampton in developing the 'Thinking,Doing,Talking Science' project funded by the EEF.