Locks Heath Infant School

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Science and DT



Science forms an important part of the curriculum of every child.  The science curriculum builds on children’s knowledge through practical activities.  The content of the work covered forms the basis of a broad and balanced scientific experience.  Science is taught through topics, for example animals, including humans, in Year 1 and use of everyday materials in Year 2.


We aim to give the children opportunities to develop an enquiring mind so that they are able to tackle and solve scientific problems. The children are taught to respect the environment and living things through first hand experiences.


The children are encouraged to be aware of the safety aspect in all science activities.


The children are encouraged at all times to: observe closely, ask questions, perform simple tests, identify and classify and to use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.  In the course of their work children will develop their recording skills.



Design and Technology (DT)


We develop the skills and enthusiasm in designing and making as well as the curiosity and interest in looking at things that have been made. Children learn many skills in technology; researching the project, planning what to make, making and evaluating their work.  They will learn to measure, use a range of tools safely, cut and join materials in different ways and use a variety of materials, including card, paper and wood.