At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we teach science that stimulates our children’s curiosity and to have a deeper understanding of how science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. Science is an ongoing process as our ideas about the world around us are constantly developed and revised and this is reflected in how our children are taught to explore, investigate and develop their own explanations.
We have developed these main principles for our learners:
- Children will be enthused by practical engaging learning.
- Children will be a scientist by working scientifically.
- Children use and understand scientific vocabulary.
- Children ask questions and show resilience in learning.
- Children can apply skills taught in other subjects effectively.
We follow the National Curriculum 2014 and science topics are linked closely with other areas of the curriculum. Working scientifically skills are built upon and closely link to the previous year. See curriculum documents.
Key vocabulary is taught through science in each year group to deepen childrens understanding, enable them to use and understand key scientific words and revise previous topics to retain prior knowledge. See vocabulary documents.
In the Early Years of childrens learning experience at Holy Family we promote and encourage children to explore, investigate and talk about what could or has happened. Through the Early Years Foundation Stage children learn to Understand the World. This area promotes the skills of Science and these early experiences are builtupon as children progress through the school. See Early Years Foundation Stage Understanding the World document.