Lytham Road, Warton, PR4 1AD, United Kingdom


Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to the Science section of the school website!

At Holy Family, we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Our Statement of Intent: 

At Holy Family we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at this school and beyond. The science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the 'Working Scientifically' skills are built-on and developed throughout the children's time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask question and be curious about their surroundings.

Many thanks,

Mrs S Eccles
 Leader for Science

Please find below the Science Action Plan  and Science Policy for 2022-2023.

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School Science day with Adrian Bowden 29th September 2021

Today the children had fabulous fun with Adrian who came into school to inspire the children about Science - and he certainly did that! We had a fabulous time. Key Stage 2 visited the hall in the morning for his show and Reception and Key Stage 1 in the afternoon for their show. I think it is fair to say it was a huge success and enjoyed by the children and all staff alike. In Key Stage 2 the focus was on 'Materials and States of Matter.' In Reception and Key Stage 1, the focus was on science enquiry skills, such as predicting, observing, testing, measuring and classifying.

Science Week 2021. This week all classes chose an activity to complete. This  heighten our awareness of Science and how Science can be really good fun!

Ladybirds made frozen sun catchers out of ice. They collected natural products and discussed material change from liquid to solid.

Butterfly class tested the best materials for protecting and egg during their 'Egg Drop' experiment. 

Year 3

Year 4 sorted out different types of plastic with the help of a decision chart. They also created their own super bugs based on the most effective parts of other bugs!

Years 5 & 6