Science at Holy Family School
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