Science is taught at Holy Family to develop in children a curiosity about the natural world and a desire to ask and discover the answers to why? what? how? – to help develop a lifelong love of learning. Science is taught through a range of enquiry-based teaching and learning methods, practical activities, out-of-classroom learning, independent and group work, problem solving, and digital technologies.

In KS1 Science is taught in individual classes. In KS2 it is taught as part of our enrichment day, through a two year series of units:

Years 3 and 4 Year A:

Forces and Magnets; Animals including humans; Living things and their habitats; Plants; States of matter; Sound.

Years 3 and 4 Year B: (Current year)

Rocks and fossils; Light; Living things and their habitats; Plants; Animals including humans; Electricity.

Years 5 and 6 Year A:

Light; Electricity; Properties and changes of materials; Living things and their habitats; Animals including humans; Revision block.

Years 5 and 6 Year B: (Current year)

Earth and Space; Forces; Living things and their habitats; Animals including humans; Evolution and inheritance; Revision block.

Properties and changes of materials – Design the experiment challenge

Living things and their habitats – Plants

Properties and changes of materials – Conductivity and insulation

Electricity – Circuits

Animals including humans – Healthy eating

Light – Prisms

Light – Reflection

Light – Periscopes

 Forces and Magnets

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