Wicor Primary School

Wicor Primary School

Environmental Education

Children have an innate curiosity for their world and in particular they have a strong desire to learn about the natural world.  Children love learning about wild animals and plants and never tire of new information and facts whether it be about the rainforests of Indonesia or the New Forest. Children notice things when they are out and about and these observations lead to questions; questions which are the fuel for deep learning.

At Wicor, our aim is to capitalise on all this learning power by providing a rich and inspiring environmental learning curriculum which encompasses natural history, environmental science and horticulture.  

Environmental Learning

Grounds for Learning

Horticulture is an integral part of the school's environmental curriculum.  Children love to plant things and watch them grow.  They enjoy the fruits of their labours too, whether it be a beautiful patch of flowers or a salad picked fresh from the school allotment.  All the children work in the gardens at some stage whther it be tending the wildflower garden or digging on the allotment.  Our Horticulturalist ensures that the children are given a high quality education and learn about the science which underpins this important subject.

From the gardens

'Harfest' is our seasonal event which brings the school and community together around the shared focus of food and drink. Harfest is part of British Food Fortnight.  During Harfest the children have an opportunity to work alongside chefs and local food producers to learn about food preparation and what food and drink is produced locally.  


Sustainability And Local Produce Are At The Heart Of Wicor Primary School's Harfest

We're in the middle of British Food Fortnight, and at Wicor Primary School in Portchester this means that it's time for their Harfest again. From growing their own food to keeping their own beehives, the school offers plenty of "green" activities for the pupils.

We are delighted to be shortlisted for two national TES awards: Sustainable School of the Year and Primary School of the Year