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Science at Holy Family School

“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person.

And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints….” Pope Benedict XVI, 2010


At Holy Family School we teach Science by encouraging an interest in the environment and a questioning approach.  Learning in Science is conducted in a spirit of enquiry where ideas are valued and where there is opportunity for practical investigation.  Science is presented in a relevant context.

All age ranges and abilities take part in scientific activity, the children, where possible, handling the materials.  The value of this first-hand sensory experience is emphasized, as is the fostering of the enjoyment of exploration, manipulation, comparison, discussion and testing – we believe these are the living roots of science.



At The Holy Family School we aim:

  • To develop an interest and pleasure in science.
  • To develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to solving problems.
  • To raise awareness of the importance of science in our technological age.
  • To develop concern for the environment.


The National Curriculum

Science is a core subject in the National Curriculum.  Each key stage will cover the following areas:

Experimental and Investigative

Life and Living Processes

Materials and Their Properties

Physical Processes