LOtC in Science
The outside spaces at Kings Hill School have been carefully developed to aid the teaching of science. We have a beautiful pond where the children can observe pond life and carry out pond dipping themselves. There are also classification tables and guides to support learning next to the pond. The Pond area, The Woodland and The Meadow all have lifting logs where the children can individually look for creatures who make their homes in our grounds. The meadow was designed by an ecologist from Liberty Trust and is home to a broad selection of native wild plants and is visited by many butterflies and moths each year. Our Poly Tunnel allows the children to learn the life cycle of plants and how they need to be cared for. Mrs Gilman (LOtC Coordinator) often teaches the children in these areas.
Children love to work outside in science lesson. Consolidating and transferring skills outside makes the lessons both fun and more memorable. So many features of science can and are taught outside at Kings Hill - Frictions, Air-force, Electricity through drama, water cycle, sound waves.
We went to the pond and looked at all the plants and animals there. I loved being able to pond dip and then look at what I found.