Our school building on the Brough South Development in Brough is designed to offer a stimulating learning experience. This includes a specialist technical room which we call our ‘Discovery Room’. This room functions as a laboratory, workshop and digital exploration centre to allow for scientific and technical experimentation, as well as practical activities such as food technology and cooking.
These resources allow our pupils to take part in learning activities which are unusual in a primary setting, under the expert guidance of visiting scientists as well as their own teachers. We will invite into school a range of exciting education professionals to really bring the curriculum alive, working alongside our staff to help pupils generate a lifelong love of learning, enquiry and discovery. The Labrascals, for example, offer programmes of science workshops which the children love! STEM ambassadors are invited in to lead sessions too. We are part of a primary science network which means that our staff get together with specialists on a regular basis, often in situ at Hunsley Primary, to explore exciting ways to ensure the children make great progress in science.
Throughout the school, we have wireless technology and our children can use ICT, such as interactive tablet applications, for research, reporting, data capture and analysis in addition to the usual functions of word processing, presenting and design.
The location of the school and the design of the site provide us with rich opportunities for outdoor learning: each classroom has direct access to the outdoor learning area and the school grounds incorporate an ‘eco garden’. We are currently aiming to develop our link in terms of location with the protected wetlands of Welton Waters to further the outdoor curriculum on the banks of the Humber Estuary.