Curriculum Intent:

At Trinity, we endeavour to provide an exceptional, enquiry- led science education that enables every learner to be a scientist and have a secure understanding of what science is. We develop confident and inquisitive scientists, who work scientifically to make sense of the world around them. Our science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect and understanding for the living and non-living. We want all our pupils to develop a lifelong love of science, cultivated by first hand learning experiences in our variety of nurturing environments. At Trinity, we hope that our science curriculum offer is used as a vehicle to promote our whole school community to make a difference to our local community and the wider world.

Sequencing and Progression

The curriculum map is designed in such a way that children are able to build on their prior learning. Enquiry skills are revisited and consolidated within each unit and children's knowledge of how to run an investigation is built on throughout each year and across year groups. Some units are taught in more than one year group, to ensure breadth and depth of knowledge and consolidation of scientific skills.

How we teach science at Trinity

In the Early Years, children have the opportunity to engage in play, explore, create and think critically through the use of indoor and outdoor learning where they are able to ask questions about the world around them.

From Y1-6, children have a weekly, hour long science lesson. There is a significant focus on encouraging children to work scientifically through continuity and progression of essential enquiry skills. Children are provided with the opportunity to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through six key skills which include, research, observation over time, identification and classification, pattern seeking, comparative testing and exploration. Their science lessons enable them to take part in practical experiments which allows them to use a wide range of resources to lead the learning and make their own discoveries.

Through our science lessons, children are able to investigate problems, learn how science works and discover why science matters in the world to support them in becoming successful scientists.

Science Curriculum Map

Science Curriculum Map Revised 2022-2023