At Trinity Primary School, our vision is to ignite pupils' curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
Through our practical and inquiry-led curriculum, and with HEART (Health, Engagement, Ambition, Respect and Team Trinity) at the core of our practise, we aim deliver high quality science to our pupils. We aim to engage and enthuse our children, and for our students to be ambitious scientists with an eagerness to explore and question the unknown.
The teaching of science will promote and develop transferable skills such as observations, communication and teamwork and allow reading, writing and mathematical skills to be applied.
Our aim is to break down stereotypes surrounding individuals involved in science, and for it to be a wholly inclusive subject. We want our pupils to respectful and tolerant of the fact that in science, people develop their own questions and theories. We want all children, regardless of their background, to be passionate about science, and take this enthusiasm and ambition beyond our school into the wider world.
The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our planet and 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 programme 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 children’s time at the school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, developing hypotheses and explaining concepts confidently.
Aims of the science curriculum:
● 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;
● Equip our pupils the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this.