At Havelock we are in the process of gaining the Primary Science Quality Mark. Part of this has been to create a vision for science shared by all staff, governors and pupils.
Our science vision:
Our vision is that children at Havelock will learn the fundamental skills required in science to develop an understanding of the world around them. By giving them challenging opportunities to learn and discover through practical investigations that stimulate open discussion and questioning, we hope to create highly motivated, independent, and curious young scientists.
We have written a new policy that captures our high expectations of teaching and learning in science across the school.
Click here for Science Policy
The Edible Garden
We are very fortunate to have an edible garden at Havelock. This gives every class the opportunity to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables and watch birds and insects, particularly worms, snails, bees and butterflies. Miss Rundall oversees the garden with support from her enthusiastic gardening club members and every class has a raised bed to grow plants in the summer.
Every year group links the garden to their science topic as appropriate. For example in year 1 they focus on seasons so termly visits are timetabled to see how the garden has changed.
In 2017 we had our first ‘crop’ of herbs and vegetables which were used in our kitchen at lunchtime.
We have links with 2 local organisations; the local allotments, who arrange annual visits every year, and Wolf Fields Wildlife garden, who have invited year 3 to ‘Pollen Parties’ in the summer as part of their topic on pollination.
Resilience project at Kew Gardens
Year 5 children at Havelock were chosen to take part in ‘The Art of Resilience’ inspiring schools through science and art, connecting the shared values of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and the Commonwealth. The children not only had a fantastic day but were great Ambassadors for Havelock. They returned with some breath-taking artwork and a plaque which we will display for all to see and celebrate.
The following themes were explored throughout the project:
Click here to see the video of the event (which also featured in the national newspapers)
Click here to read the brochure of the event
Click here to read the letter of thanks from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office