Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Manor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4QE | Tel:

01484 652954


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Our Science Vision

At Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School, we aim to raise the profile of Science within our school and know effective science teaching and learning happens when:

  • lessons develop children’s sense of awe and wonder
  • children have time to explore and ask questions
  • children are inspired, excited and engaged in their learning
  • children talk, share ideas and offer explanations
  • children work collaboratively and everyone is involved
  • children use and understand scientific vocabulary
  • children learn how to investigate systematically
  • children work practically using a variety of equipment
  • children have time to reflect and use trial and error
  • teachers have secure subject knowledge and are confident about what they are teaching
  • teachers plan and deliver lessons that are fun and interactive
  • teachers assess children’s progress

At Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Science is taught through our cross-curricular topics, as well as discretely, to ensure thorough curriculum coverage. Science topics across Key Stages 1 and 2 include learning about Plants, Animals including humans, Materials, Light and Sound, Forces and Magnets, Electricity and Earth and Space. Working scientifically plays a key role in our regular Science lessons with children planning and carrying out investigations to answer scientific questions, recording and analysing their findings. We also hold an annual Science Week, with a shared theme, when children across school participate in lots of practical science activities including class challenges and group investigations