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At Trinity, we believe that a high-quality science education gives children the foundations for understanding the world that they live in. Through building up a body of key knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.

 

Teachers at Trinity use the 2014 National Curriculum as a basis to plan regular, engaging sequences of lessons. The EYFS curriculum is used for children in Reception. During their time at school, children experience lessons which combine elements of chemistry, physics and biology.

 

Throughout all of these experiences, the notion of ‘working scientifically’ is embedded. This encourages children to observe, identify, group, compare and research a range of science aspects. Children in Years 2, 3 and 4 are also introduced to ideas around fair testing.    

Children in each year group at Trinity experience the following main science topics:

 

 Reception:

  • Similarities and differences between objects, materials and living things
  • Observations of plants and animals.

Year 1:

  • Name and describe common animals
  • Human body parts
  • Seasons and seasonal changes
  • Name and describe common wild and garden plants.
  • Sorting materials

Year 2:

  • Comparing everyday materials and seeing how they are suitable for particular uses
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Basic habitats and adaptation
  • How plants survive.

Year 3:

  • Food chains
  • The human skeleton and teeth
  • Nutrition
  • Sound
  • States of matter
  • Magnets.

Year 4:

  • Light and shadows
  • Rocks
  • Electricity
  • Animal classification
  • Plant functions, seed formulation and dispersal

 

The children in Owls were learning about shadows. They drew around their shadow at different times of the day, observed the changes and measured the shadows.

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