At Holywell Primary School, we aim to teach high quality Science lessons which engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We provide children with opportunities to work scientifically. We want our pupils to be curious, ask questions, explore and understand the world around them. As pupils progress through the school, scientific knowledge builds on prior learning and experiences.
The Holywell Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding.
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
Our Science curriculum is taught in blocks across the academic year. We teach Science to the legal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. Teachers have access to the ‘Rising Stars Science Scheme’ and other resources to support them in the planning and delivery of Science lessons. Where applicable, Science knowledge, understanding and skills are linked with other parts of the curriculum, such as Maths, ICT, D &T and Geography. Each unit applies a range of skills, knowledge and vocabulary with opportunities for practical and outdoor experiences where possible. We have two Forest School sites which can facilitate scientific outdoor learning opportunities, such as mini beast hunting.
For each topic, there is a learning mat that specifies the key learning for that unit. These learning mats are used by the children in every lesson as well as being sent home (via Seesaw) for children to share their learning with their families. To find the learning mats for each year group, search for the relevant year group by following the link below: