Science Subject Leader - Mr Valentine
At Hollybush Primary School we use Snap Science Programme to deliver Science from Y1 to Y6.
Vision and Intent for Science at Hollybush
From starting school children develop vocabulary and language, observation and enquiry skills to understand change in the world around them. The Hollybush Science curriculum is designed to build on this foundation through delivery of the statutory content of the National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2 through the use of Snap Science. The science curriculum is designed to provide children with the skills, knowledge and vocabulary to investigate, understand, appreciate and reflect on their world (both locally, nationally and globally). Children will develop scientific ways of thinking, investigating and evidencing, which can be applied both within lessons and in their future learning/lives to become active global citizens.
Our Science curriculum is aligned with the school values and beliefs: Respect, Nurture and Aspire. Children are taught to nurture nature and explore ways in which to study, support and preserve our world. Through Science lessons we teach children to respect each other, listen to and challenge ideas, and develop positive attitudes. We foster and encourage a growth mind-set within Science though opportunities for children to reflect that science is built on finding answers and proving ideas, and that mistakes in understanding are a key element of Scientific learning.
We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap for disadvantaged and pupil premium children, through quality first teaching, acquisition of ambitious vocabulary, appropriate challenge and targeted intervention. Locality visits and experiences to enrich the Science curriculum are funded by school to ensure all children have access to first hand, locality-based learning.
Our aspiration is for children to encourage children to ask questions and have a curiosity about the world and how it changes over time. We want children to leave Hollybush Primary with the understanding that science changes lives, it is vital to the world’s future and that they can aspire to be part of the scientific world in different ways.