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Science at Holy Trinity

Welcome to the Holy Trinity CE Primary School Science page. Here you will find key information and details about how Science is taught at our school.

 

Science Curriculum Intent
 

At Holy Trinity Primary our school vision is to enable all children to access the primary Science curriculum. It is to be engaging and educational offering the children hands on experience and understanding to extend their scientific vocabulary and knowledge.  Our aim is to create confident young Scientists and encourage them to explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
 

A wide range of scientific vocabulary is taught throughout key stage one and two, this vocabulary is built upon throughout the primary school journey encouraging children to apply it to ensure effective questioning.


 At Holy Trinity, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such as light, are taught in Year 3 and studied again, in further detail, in Year 6. This allows children to consolidate and build upon their prior knowledge of the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory. This encourages children to develop and use a range of observational, planning and investigational skills.

 

 

At Holy Trinity we follow the Kent Scheme of Work for Primary Science which covers 5 topics per year.

 

See below for an outline of the areas covered in each year group.

Science Coverage

Year 1Year 2Year 3
  • Animals including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Plants
  • Seasonal changes
  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Plants
  • Uses of everyday materials
  • Animals including humans
  • Forces and magnets
  • Light
  • Plants
  • Rocks
Year 4Year 5 Year 6 
  • Animals including humans
  • Electricity
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Sound
  • States of matter
  • Animals including humans
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Animals including humans
  • Electricity
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Light
  • Living things and their habitats

 

 

 

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