Practical science is the key to engage and stimulating the child’s mind. We have a different science topic taken from the National Curriculum each term where we aim to encourage questioning and investigation. Through this practical learning children will learn the knowledge required which is supplemented by theoretical input too. Scientific skills that are developing include hypothesising, testing, evaluating ideas and using scientific language to communicate each of these areas.
We aim to develop agility, physical co-ordination, fitness, confidence and enjoyment through PE lessons. The school is able to use the playground, the school garden, the village hall and Church grounds for its PE sessions. In addition, especially in the summer months, athletics, rounders and sports day are enjoyed on the village recreation ground.
KS2 children go swimming at Whitecross Leisure Centre, Lydney, during the Autumn Term and KS1 children during the Summer term.
Children also enjoy “Welly Walk” which includes Forest School skills encouraging outdoor adventures, learning and physical exercise.