This term, Y4 were lucky enough to visit the Ashdown Forest to support their learning in Science about Living Things and Their habitats. Through various activities ( including investigating an area of habitat inside a hoop and using a magnifying glass) the children spotted a wonderful array of minibeasts and a wide variety of different leaves and plants. Even on the walk there, the children were thinking about their surroundings by carrying out sound surveys at various points along the route. Some comments about the trip:
"This school trip was fun because we saw a butterfly, a centipede, a spider and some strange looking eggs. I really enjoyed our trip." Isla 4K
"This trip was fantastic because you got to know more about nature and discover new things." Ramone 4K
"I really liked the school trip because the activities were fun!" Max 4K
"My favourite part was going into the woods and hunting minibeasts I found a tiny spider and a centipede!" Bailee 4EN
"My favourite part was collecting the leaves and sticking them on the sheet. My best find was a little purple flower." Molly 4EN
"I loved playing the Hula Hoop game after lunch, especially as the girls won!" Bethany 4EN
Year 3 have been busy looking very closely at the parts of a flower in their topic: Plants - Identifying parts of a plant. They dissected a daffodil to recognise the different parts and labelled them with the correct names. The children were thoroughly engaged with their learning and could explain their findings.
Science at Sir Henry Fermor is an engaging subject where the children are encouraged to be scientists so to investigate and understand everyday scientific phenomena. Through different types of scientific enquiry, children will be able to explore and appreciate the how and the why that surrounds science in the world around us.
Science teaching and learning will focus on:
Throughout their time at Fermor, children will revisit most topics, building on their existing knowledge to create a deeper understanding of the subject. From Early years, to Year 6, there are opportunities for exploration and investigation with children at the centre of everything we do so to inspire, believe and achieve.