At Holy Family we provide a balanced programme of science education for all year groups, all year round and our pupils achieve high standards.
Our teaching of science develops pupils’ natural interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment. Our science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Through our science curriculum pupils build up a body of key knowledge and concepts, and are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and further develop their sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
Children acquire and develop these qualities through the teaching of focused half termly science topics.
The science teaching at Holy Family is engaging and relevant to pupils' needs and encourages their active participation both in lessons and through independent research beyond the classroom.
Our science teaching encourages our pupils to develop ways of finding out for themselves and gives them practice in problem solving. As their knowledge and understanding increases and they become more proficient in selecting and using scientific equipment and collating and interpreting results, they become increasingly confident in their growing ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.
Our teaching of science also promotes and supports the development of pupils’ communication and mathematical skills. For example, they build up an extended specialist vocabulary in science and apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of the subject, including collecting, presenting and analysing scientific data.