Trinity Church of England Primary School



Science and engineering are vitally important industries in the modern world. Even if children do not become scientists or engineers they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Science is all around us and helps children to make sense of the world.

At Trinity Church of England Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science and strive to maintain a high profile for Science within our school. Our desire to empower and motivate children to develop a lifelong love of science is reflected in our curriculum, and our nurturing learning environments.

A scientist observes, questions, creates hypotheses, experiments, records data, and then analyses that data. All children can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity, and at Trinity Church of England Primary, teachers help to build and reinforce these skills so that children are able to thrive and achieve.

Trinity Church of England Primary School aspires to provide excellent opportunities for Science so that children can:

  • Make meaningful links between classroom learning and the real world in order to develop their understanding of Science
  • Develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills by designing and carrying out their own investigations
  • Make progress; growing and fulfilling their potential regardless of their circumstances
  • Nurture their curiosity by asking ‘big’ questions, developing and encouraging awe and wonder and a sense of curiosity in the natural world.

To achieve this, we use the Rising Stars Science scheme, which provides teachers with everything they need to plan and deliver an exciting and thorough curriculum. This scheme is supplemented by our own outdoor learning curriculum, which utilises the extensive grounds around Trinity, allowing children to pose questions and investigate their own ideas. At Trinity our Science lessons highlight the learning in other curriculum areas, such as English, Maths and computing. Children are encouraged and supported to use skills from these subjects in Science.

Trinity Science Overview

Science Progression Map