The outside spaces at Garlinge Primary School are suitable to aid the teaching of science. We have a two ponds where the children can observe pond life and carry out pond dipping themselves. We have classification tables and guides to support learning next to the pond. Most of our outdoor areas all have spaces where the children can individually look for creatures who make their homes in our grounds. Children love learning outside the classroom in science lessons. Consolidating and transferring skills outside makes the lessons both fun and more memorable. So many topics within the science curriculum can be taught outside at Garlinge - Forces, Animals including Humans, Plants, Earth and Space ,Living Things and their Habitats, Rocks and Sound.
Year 2 enjoyed their Science lesson outside. We had great fun hunting and identifying different minibeasts in micro-habitats around the school. We used two different micro-habitats and the children were able to take a tally of the different organisms that they found.