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Science and Forest Schools

Our Science Leader is Samantha Wilson.

Our Forest Schools Leader is Eleanor White.

Splendid Science Week

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Learn more about Peartree Science Week - March '17
Science

Science is a wonderful subject to develop the key skills of curiosity, perseverance, reflecting and thinking! At Peartree Primary School, we aim for science to be as practical as possible, and as meaningful to everyday life as we can. As such, children enjoy science and the opportunities it brings for group work, investigation and knowledge acquisition; children love learning about how the world 'works'.

 

Our primary aim in science is we want children to be able to question about the world around them - and have strategies available to them in order to answer that question. These strategies could include investigation skills, but also the ability to use technology in order to develop thinking and knowledge.

 

Across the school, children follow the content of the National Curriculum for England, with some additional science learning which our school sees as important for our children in order for our wider class 'topics' to be fully developed. Science encourages children to:

  • pose questions;
  • make reasoned predictions;
  • develop methods to answer questions;
  • conduct fair testing;
  • collect results and
  • draw conclusions.
Forest Schools

Forest School is an approach to education that embraces the outdoors as a learning environment. It is about children experiencing regular sessions in a designated Forest School site.  Children follow the usual curriculum but in an outdoor context, benefitting from teaching strategies which raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence, language and communication skills. At Forest School children learn to assess and manage risks and develop life long learning skills. Forest School has physical, social and health benefits; helping young people to enjoy physical activity outdoors in increasingly sedentary lives.  

 

At Peartree Primary School we are very fortunate to have a Forest School site within the school grounds.  Mrs White is a Level 3 trained Forest School Leader, who currently lead sessions with children each week. Forest School takes place in all weathers and all seasons. Children and adults must be dressed appropriately as 'there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!'.

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