Science at Holmbush

Science Leader: Mrs Sarah Collins Our science curriculum aims to give children the ability to raise questions and think independently. Children will develop a range of skills, knowledge as well as carrying out exciting, practical scientific investigations. We aim through our teaching that all children will develop a passion for science.

The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • 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.

Working Scientifically Children should be taught to…

Key Stage 1
Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
They should experience different types of scientific enquiries and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions

Lower Key Stage 2
Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
They should start to make their own decisions about the most appropriate types of scientific enquiry they might use to answer questions

Upper Key Stage 2
Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions
Select and plan the most appropriate type of scientific enquiry to use to answer
scientific questions

Working scientifically involves:

Key websites:

Woodslands Resources - Science Zone
BBC - Science
BBC - Science clips
National Geographical Kids

Science museum - activities
Check out this site to try some of these activities at home.