At Holywell, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. It is our intent to deliver a curriculum where pupils are always ready to question the world around them in a respectful, responsible and resilient way. To achieve this, we will provide opportunities for children to engage with, advance, take ownership of and communicate their learning through enquiry-led and enquiry-based sessions.
Throughout the school, children learn to develop their Scientific knowledge and the understanding of new concepts through explicit teaching of knowledge concepts, the use of enquiry-led (led by a question) and enquiry-based (using the types of scientific enquiry to investigate a question) learning opportunities. The enquiry based areas cover:
Alongside this, working scientifically skills are built on and developed throughout the children’s time at school which will enable them to undertake science enquiries with an increased level of independence as they move into Key Stage 2 and beyond.
Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.
Here are some of the jobs pupils could aspire to do in the future as a Scientist: