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Science

At Perry Hall we want our children to be curious about natural phenomenon and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them. Science will be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our Expedition learning whenever possible. We place great value on developing and securing children’s knowledge of key concepts and encourage them to work scientifically by asking scientific questions, using scientific vocabulary, planning and carrying out investigations and analysing their results. In order to promote scientific thinking and to help embed learning in the children’s memories, we carry out practical investigations, which encourage their curiosity and make learning exciting. 

 

At Perry Hall our science curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and we will use resources from the Kent Science Scheme and Snap Science online learning tool to enable our talented teachers to deliver memorable learning experiences for the children. To promote science further within the school and ensure pupils develop greater investigative and scientific skills, all year groups will complete STEAM challenges over the course of the year.

 

Enrichment Activities

Learning is brought to life at Perry Hall by a range of enrichment activities which encourage them to use their knowledge and understanding in practical ways and to apply their learning to real-life situations. These will include:

Plants

  • Planting, feeding, growing and harvesting vegetables
  • Planting, feeding and growing flowers

Animals

  • Hatching ducklings
  • Duck growth and development
  • Guinea pig growth and development
  • Chicken growth and development
  • Observing caterpillars develop and grow into butterflies

Visitors to the school

  • Bromley Life Bus
  • Zoolab
  • Cats Protection League
  • PDSA
  • David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
  • Healthcare Professionals 

Trips to places of scientific interest or importance

  • The Science Museum, London
  • St Olaves science and maths day
  • The Greenwich Conservatory 

Clubs

  • STEAM science club
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