Children are naturally curious about the world in which they live. Through the science curriculum the school aims to give the children the opportunity to ask questions, to investigate, to formulate hypotheses, to design and carry out experiments and to make observations and record results.
Children start to explore aspects of Science in the early years, when they discover more about themselves and the world in which they live. The Science National Curriculum is then taught from Year 1 to Year 6, where pupils learn more about simple physical phenomena, properties of materials, animals and humans and how substances and materials relate to one another and can change in different conditions. Children follow a structured programme of learning, where these science topics are taught in an age- appropriate way, as they progress through school. The Science projects are also linked, wherever possible, to the current theme of the class to ensure that learning is meaningful and enjoyable.
Children explore scientific facts through testing, working towards designing their own experiments to get clear and accurate results. They investigate scientific questions, test and then analyse results.
In studying Science, children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for units is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught are reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.
To give children a strong understanding of the world around them.
To develop specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically.
To gain an understanding of scientific processes.
To help children become independent learners.
To foster a love of science and develop their curiosity.
To understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
Our Science Principles
Science Day at Holy Trinity
Science Day at Holy Trinity was a huge success! The children had tonnes of fun being scientists for the day. Reception investigated colour and KS1 made 'balloon racers'. The parents came and joined us in the afternoon and really enjoyed getting involved with their children. The children really enjoyed telling their parents what to do too!
The Year 5's set themselves a big challenge to design and make a lighthouse pulley system based on the story the 'Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. The Year 6's investigated many different exciting chemical reactions throughout the day!
We also invited a Science teacher in from Darwen Vale and he put on a great show with 'Dry Ice'. The children were mesmerised and wowed by the dry ice experiment....the staff were impressed too!
Parent's quotes about Holy Trinity's Science Day
"It was brilliant seeing the girls and other children doing different experiments, showing different things. It was also lovely to see what they had been learning." Jasmine and Jessica's mum
"Great opportunity to participate in activities with the children. Oliver really enjoyed it. Great to be part of school life." Oliver and Grace's granddad.
"Great to get the opportunity to come and see first hand what the children are doing" Thomas's Granddad.
"I think practical lessons are fantastic ways for children to retain information. The teachers were really enthusiastic which helped me to learn about complex pulley systems." Taryn's mum.