In Foundation Stage at Holy Family, Science is approached holistically via the outdoor environment and through carefully chosen texts to illustrate the key scientific concepts e.g. Growing via the traditional tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. In Key Stage 1, children are introduced to the concept of working scientifically; asking questions, doing close observations, performing simple tests, identifying and classifying objects and living things, using their observations to suggest answers and gathering and recording data to help answer questions. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are covered in topics such as Plants, Animals including humans, Everyday materials and their uses, Seasonal changes, and Living things and their habitats.
In Key Stage 2, Holy Family children develop their scientific work by using different types of scientific enquiries, setting up fair tasks, taking accurate measurements using standard units and using a range of equipment e.g. thermometers, data loggers, Newton meters. Our aim is to inspire the children to think scientifically, to ask their own questions and come up with their own ideas to test their hypotheses. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are covered in topics such as Plants, Animals including humans, Rocks, Light, Forces and Magnets, States of Matter, Sound, Electricity, Earth and Space and Evolution and Inheritance.
It is our aim at Holy Family to inspire the children to explore and engage scientifically with the world around them.