Science provides the foundation for understanding the world around us. It can not only teach pupils about the world they live in, but also how to study it and make sense of various phenomena. As such, it is a fundamental aspect of all children’s learning. Holme Slack C P School will not only ensure statutory compliance with the national curriculum, but also that all pupils have a solid grounding in science and a positive attitude towards scientific knowledge and experimental processes.
The aims of our science curriculum include:
-Developing pupils’ interest in, and enjoyment of, science. By building on children’s curiosity, the science curriculum will help to instil a positive attitude towards science in pupils.
-Delivering all the requirements of the national curriculum in relation to science and covering major scientific concepts.
-Ensuring science lessons are purposeful, accurate and imaginative.
-Ensuring pupils have sufficient scientific knowledge to understand both the uses and implications of science, today and in the future. This will also give pupils an appreciation of the changing nature of scientific knowledge.
-The development of pupils’ ability to pose questions, investigate these using correct techniques, accurately record their findings using appropriate scientific language and analyse their results.
-Helping pupils develop the skills of prediction, hypothesising, experimentation, investigation, observation, measurement, interpretation and communication.
-Making pupils aware of and alert to links between science and other school subjects, as well as their lives more generally.
At Holme Slack we feel that our Science curriculum is greatly enriched. We plan Science themed days and weeks within school, foster links with local communities, so that visitors come to the school to support Science teaching and learning and we go out into the local community. We also plan many visits to fill the gaps of our children's "cultural capital," whilst continuing to use the school grounds.
-Themed Weeks-Healthy Living
-Visitor to school-Ambulance Service & Paramedics
-Visits from school-local area-UCLAN
-Local High School-Science Festival
-beyond the local community-Jodrell Bank
-Wild Boar Park