Whilst we try to avoid blowing up the school, we do have a huge amount of fun in science! Children love learning science at Garden House School and for many children it ranks amongst their favourite subjects.
Our aim is for our children to leave a Science class feeling inspired and to see the world with a renewed sense of wonder and inquiry.
Science Day is a particular highlight of the Garden House calendar with teachers and visiting scientists collaborating to bring the magic of Science to life via a wild variety of experiments, demonstrations and workshops. Similarly, our two science clubs generate much excitement every week.
Lessons are approached in a hands on, practical manner. The children are encouraged to relate their scientific discoveries to everyday situations. There are many adventures for the children such as exploring the rainforest, learning about what happens to our recycling, dissecting plants, making their own instruments, caring for recently hatched chicks and handling dinosaur fossils.
We believe it is our responsibility to teach our children about the world and to nurture future generations of scientists who could play a vital part in important work such as undoing significant environmental damage, contributing to ground-breaking medical advances, or developing life- changing technology.
Through Science children learn to think differently, investigate ideas, ask questions and discover answers themselves. They do this by observing, pattern seeking, identifying, classifying, researching and carrying out comparative and fair testing. Most importantly, in Science the children learn that mistakes are not to be feared but instead form a vital part of their learning journey.
Head of Science – Miss Charlie Miller, BA (Hons), QTS
Charlie studied Graphic Design at the University of Brighton. Having spent some time working at Garden House during her gap year she decided to return as a teaching assistant in 2007. She then completed her training and worked in Preparatory (Reception) as a class teacher for 4 years. She has since worked in Transition (Year 1) and now Junior School (Year 2). She became Head of Key Stage 1 Science in September 2014 and overall Head of Science in January 2017.