Science at The Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Intent

We aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the natural and man-made world and a respect for the environment that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.  This includes the lessons they complete in the classroom but also the other experiences they are offered, such as educational visits, residential and enrichment days. We want to ensure the progressive development of knowledge, skills and vocabulary and for the children to develop a love of science.

Curriculum aims for Science

  • Equip children to use themselves as starting points for learning about science, and to build on their enthusiasm and natural sense of wonder about the world
  • Develop through practical work the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, interpretation, communication, questioning and hypothesising, and increased use of precise measurement skills and ICT
  • Encourage and enable pupils to offer their own suggestions, and to be creative in their approach to science, devising their own investigations and taking lines of enquiry in a way that interests them
  • Gain enjoyment from their scientific work
  • Teach scientific enquiry through contexts taken from the National Curriculum for science
  • Stress the need for personal and group safety by the correct usage and storage of resources
  • To critically question the world around them
  • Equip children with the language to be able to discuss their learning and confidently explain their scientific understanding in small groups

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