Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Science

Science Lead:  Miss Giordan Latham

At Hillcroft, our pupils learn about many different aspects of science including the Natural World, Forces, Electricity, Changes of State and Materials. Whenever possible, we apply the children’s learning to the ‘real world’ showing them where their knowledge can be used and learning about key scientific changes in history. We teach our pupils how to think scientifically about the world around them and to question what they see.

Instilling a sense of wonder and awe is incredibly important when teaching Science lessons at Hillcroft. We adopt a child-led, enquiry based approach to science teaching. As much as possible, our pupils design and lead their own investigations and experiments. We believe passionately that our pupils learn the most about science when they are challenged to explore and discover things for themselves so we try to make each lesson as physical as possible through the use of our Phizz Lab and outdoor environment. Our Phizz Lab is funded by the Ogden Trust, who help to support us with maintaining quality equipment for investigations. It is a dedicated science room, which is used for all investigations in Key Stage 2. At Hillcroft, we are lucky enough to have a large outdoor space where the children can apply their Science learning through a variety of activities; such as senses walks, creating mini habitats and planting our own flowers and vegetables.

In the academic year of 2021 - 2022, we plan to run some exciting Science activities including:

  • Space camp
  • Space themes science week
  • Visitors from the STEM association