Science and Technology at
Hiltingbury Infant School
In the foundation stage, the children learn about plants, our bodies, materials and seasonal changes (Understanding the World) and experiment with design, texture and function (Expressive Arts and Design) making their own houses, Aquariums and sliding pictures. In the Spring Term we visit the Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea and in the Summer term explore Hillier Gardens near Romsey.
In year 1 topics such as ‘5 A Day’, ‘Giants’ and ‘Minibeasts’ enable the children to learn about plants, animals (including humans), everyday materials and seasonal changes. The children really enjoy making fruit kebabs, designing moving vehicles and creating dens. Trips to the Beaulieu Motor Museum (in our Zoom about topic) and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park add to their excitement and learning.
In year 2 the children develop a deeper understanding of how plants grow, learn about different types of animals (including humans) and their habitats and the use of everyday materials.
Experts are invited in to add to the richness of the curriculum, such as IBM for our TryScience Day.
In DT the children design and make their own winding mechanism for a castle, (linked to our ‘Castles and knights’ topic).
In ‘Ahoy there,’ they make a healthy sandwich and in ‘Go Wild’ the children design and make their own animal puppets.