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Science at Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Intent

  At Holy Family, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it deserves. We ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and beyond. In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Science teaching offers opportunities for children to develop scientific knowledge, enquiry skills and conceptual understanding.

Implementation

Through our planning, we involve problem solving opportunities that encourage children to find answers for themselves. They are encouraged to ask their own questions and are given opportunities to use their scientific skills and research to discover the answers.

Teachers use precise questioning in class to test conceptual knowledge and skills, and assess children regularly to identify those children with gaps in learning, so that all can achieve their fullest potential.

Working Scientifically’ skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that these skills are being developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching. Working Scientifically’ skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that these skills are being developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching. Working Scientifically’ skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that these skills are being developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching.

Teachers find opportunities to develop children’s understanding of their surroundings by accessing outdoor learning and workshops with experts as frequently as possible.

Impact

We build upon the learning and skill development of the previous years. As the children’s knowledge and understanding increases, and they become more proficient in selecting, using scientific equipment (demonstrated by teachers) collating, and interpreting results, they become increasingly confident in their growing ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.

Children learn of the possibilities for careers in science as a result of our community links and connection with national agencies such as the STEM association.

 

 

 

Our Science display in the hall celebrates our pupils' work and demonstrates the sequenced progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS all the way up to Year 6.

Above our displays are examples of potential qualifications, apprenticeships and career paths which build on their primary Science journey.

 

 

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