At Whitehouse Common we love being scientists. We are extremely proud of our Phiz Lab science classroom, which is where we put on our lab coats and conduct most of our investigations. In addition to this, we also enjoy outdoor learning and using our computing skills in science.
Our Phiz Lab opened in January 2016 as part of our work with the Ogden Trust. We have formed a partnership alongside six local primary schools and one secondary school. This is the first Ogden Trust partnership of its kind. The science leaders from each of these schools regularly meet, to plan how to make science even better for the children.
As well as working with the Ogden Trust, we also work with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. Miss Greenwood (our science leader) is an associate member of the PSTT and attends conferences and training that they offer. She is very excited to be delivering a ‘Magnificent Microbes’ workshop at the PSTT’s International Conference in June 2016.
We are delighted that our passion and enthusiasm for science has been recognised by the Primary Science Quality Mark. There are three levels to this award: bronze, silver and gold and we were honoured to have achieved gold in this. We constantly strive to improve our science work and love to include writing and maths opportunities in our science lessons.
Mad Science run clubs for us after school so that we can continue to be engaged and excited with our science work. They also regularly present assemblies for us, which are always fascinating!
We are also looking forward to having Space Camp at school in the near future… watch this space!