What makes a good scientist at Holy Cross
A curiosity about the world around them, an ability to think independently and answer their own scientific questions. With an enquiring mind, they can make predictions and test them, and have the knowledge of how to carry out an investigation.
Our Vision for Science
At Holy Cross our vision for science is that all pupils will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Children will develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them answer scientific questions about the world around them. Our pupils will be well equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
- Observation over time
- Pattern seeking
- Identifying, classifying and grouping
- Comparative and fair testing
- Research using secondary sources
All of these domains are taught throughout the year to enable students to gain a range of scientific enquiry skills.