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. We always teach the subject in ‘real world’ contexts that demonstrate how science affects and enhances our daily lives. 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 amazement in our pupils is at the heart of what we teach in Science at Hillcroft. We apply 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. We have outstanding science resources at Hillcroft. We have a partnership with the Ogden Trust and have our own Phiz Lab which is a dedicated science room which is used in Key Stage 2. Our grounds are a tremendous resource, which provide innumerable opportunities for learning about science.

We run a number of exciting science themed events throughout the year, which include:

  • space camps
  • special science weeks
  • Annual Science Fair