Iver Heath

Nurturing happy, healthy, confident learners in a safe, rich learning environment

  • 'Thank you for all the guidance and support you have given our daughter. You have really instilled a lot of confidence in her!'
  • 'Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to all the staff for the hours of dedication and support that you have given our son throughout his time at the school!' (Parent)
  • 'Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her experiences during her Forest School sessions and we enjoyed listening to her excited stories afterwards!'
  • 'Thank you for all your hard work, care and never ending support'.
  • 'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all' Aristotle
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression' Albert Einstein
  • 'Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire' WB Yeats
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela

Big Question

This week's big question:

Why is the sky blue?

Answer:

Although the light from the sun looks white, it's actually made up of all the colours of the rainbow. Light travels in waves and each colour of light has it's own wavelength - some colours have short waves, while others have long waves. When sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere, it hits gas molecules and floating dust particles. This scatters the different colours. More short wave blue light is scattered towards our eyes than colours with longer wavelength, making the sky seem blue. Violet has an even shorter wavelength, so you'd expect the sky to look violet. However, human eyes are more sensitive to blue than violet, so we see a blue sky, not a violet one.