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



Through the teaching of science, we build upon children’s natural curiosity. We develop their knowledge and investigative skills and enable them to observe, record and report their findings. All children are encouraged to carry out practical activities so that they can see themselves as scientists. This includes working in a scientific way- asking why things are the way they are and what happens when things change.

Through child initiated activities children are encouraged to use a variety of equipment in a safe way and use the equipment to carry out their own experiments.

All science at our school is based around the following key areas.

Year One

  • Working Scientifically  - developing questioning and scientific skills.
  • Plants.
  • Animals, including humans and their habitats.
  • Everyday materials.
  • Seasonal changes.

Year Two

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans
  • Uses of everyday materials

Our aim is develop our children to be independent thinkers who can use their scientific knowledge to make informed conclusions about what their see in their everyday lives.