Holy Rood Catholic Primary School



In science lessons at our school, teachers use a variety of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic teaching and learning styles are used. Our principal aim is to engage children in pupil led enquiry-based research activities whilst improving their general knowledge of scientific facts and skills. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as statistics, graphs, pictures, and photographs, as well as use a vast range of scientific equipment to investigate and discover more and more! In the EYFS, ‘Understanding the World’ incorporate many elements of discovery and investigation which is evident throughout the primary scheme. It is here that our wonderful woodlands play a huge part in encouraging children to find out more and ask questions about their discoveries. In KS1 and 2, children begin to engage with the different types of science and through themed topics will begin to develop a better understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. There is also a clear progress in the level of skill and understanding expected as the children progress through the school however every topic begins with an opportunity to engage with equipment, ask questions and share prior knowledge before identifying what else we would like to find out.