Our high-quality, knowledge-based science education at Holy Family Catholic Primary School aims to provide all learners with the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, physics and chemistry, as well as develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena within every pupil.
Our curriculum aims to give purposeful learning opportunities that build on children’s prior learning. Children should be taught through enquiry based learning, where they are given time to investigate, prove and justify theories and reasons.
Science links in with other school intents; working independently and collaboratively and trying new experiences.
In Year 4, the children have started learning about Sound. In today's lesson, the children were learning about what Sound is. The children completed some excellent work in their books and in groups, they went around the school to investigate different sounds in different areas. For example, outside the classroom, the hall and the playground.
Year 2, have started their new science topic- plants and growth. They have used the pre-topic quiz to see what they can remember about the topic. They have also spent time reading their knowledge organiser, where we looked at familiar and unfamiliar vocabulary. We have then placed vocabulary in tier 2 and tier 3.
Year 5- Life Cycles
Our new topic for science this term is all about life cycles. We really enjoyed our first lesson learning about the different life cycles of vertebrates. Take a look below at our amazing work!
Y5 Science investigation
Y5 have investigated what happens when something dissolves. They really enjoyed looking at which materials are soluble and which are insoluble.
Y5 Science investigation
Y5 have investigated conductivity by finding out which material would make the best teapot. They represented their findings using a line graph.
In Year 2, we have been studying 'living things and their habitats'. We have observed how the habitat has changed over time.
Reception children had a problem! They didn't want the Three Billy Goats Gruff to trip trap over the bridge and face the Troll, but they did want them to eat the green grass in the lush meadow. How would they help the goats get across the river?? They designed a raft and made predictions as to whether their raft would float or sink. They then made a raft and tested the raft to see if their predictions were correct. They then changed their design to make sure it would support the weight of the goats. All goats made it successfully into the meadow, well done Reception!