Wigton Infant School

Science

Science is all around us and all around our classrooms, where children use water, sand and consruction areas to make scientific discoveries of their own. Lots of our science work in Keystage 1 involves learning about living things. This means that we are often outdoors, seeing how our environment changes from season to season, searching for plants and creatures in our school garden, and finding out how they live.

We also carry out investigations in class, and learn through play, such as in our garden-centre role-play, and deep-sea small world areas. We find out about materials in our "No place like home" and "Castles" topics, discovering where different materials come from and what they might be used for.

Visitors help us learn about birds of prey, mammals and minibeasts as well as how to care for our pets.

In Year 1, children visit a park in Penrith as well as Watchtree nature reserve