At Holy Family and St Michael's we believe that the study of science is an essential part of the school curriculum. It is a systematic investigation of the physical, chemical an biological aspects of the world which relies on first hand experiences. Through the new National curriculum 2014, children's entitlement to participate fully in science is realised. Scientific investigations are be used to deepen children's understanding of all concepts involved. The main aspects of science to be studied are be determined by the programmes of study of the National Curriculum.
Through science, the pupils at Holy Family and St Michael’s Catholic Primary School will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its phenomena.
- To deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in ways that are imaginative and purposeful.
- To encourage and develop children’s interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm in science.
- To plan a variety of practical activities which encourage the development of investigation, exploration, prediction, collaboration, observation, measurement and evaluation skills.
- To develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- To relate science to everyday life through the use of everyday materials and situations.
- To support children’s literacy, numeracy and technology skills within a scientific concept.
- To promote a ‘healthy lifestyle’ in our children.