Science At Hever
At Hever School we follow the Kent Scheme for Science which clearly sets out topics that are covered throughout the year groups here. This ensures that the topics outlined in the National Curriculum are covered for every year group. The Kent Scheme has an outline of Science planning which our Teachers at Hever adapt and add their own ideas and resources to create the most interesting and beneficial lessons for their classes. In Science we focus on building scientific skills such as: questioning, observing and recording, use of equipment, testing, categorising. We teach and consolidate these skills throughout the topics: earth and space, living things, everyday materials, light and sound and forces and electricity. These subjects and skills are introduced in Early Years and explored in greater depth in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Working With Other Schools
Our School work closely with other schools in the area (primary and secondary) and regularly have science meetings at Sackville school in East Grinstead where they a fantastic science department with a huge amount of resources including and auditorium. These resources are available for Hever which is an excellent way of us enriching the children's learning in science.
The children at Hever School are extremely enthusiastic and high achieving in science. They have incredibly well planned science lesson which fuel and enthusiasm for the subject. The children enjoy the hands on and investigative approach we have to learning science which in turn fuels their inquisitive minds and positive attitude to the subject.