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Science

 

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.

 

Aims

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