Subject leader: Mrs Wilson

At Trinity Academy Richmond, our science curriculum inspires and challenges pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge skills and scientific language to experiment, investigate, analyse and interpret.

We use the National Curriculum science Key Stage expectations as the foundations of our curriculum and provide a progression of knowledge, skills and vocabulary. Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. 

Science is a fine balance between direct instruction and scientific enquiry. Working scientifically skills are embedded into each unit of work and scientific enquiry strands are used to provide purposeful ways of working practically.  

Whilst developing key science skills and vocabulary to allow pupils to develop as scientists, learning in science also supports pupils to debate, learn about influential scientists.

Our pupils will:

  • Know that science is a subject, focusing on learning about how things work 
  • Understand that ‘working scientifically’ is at the heart of science and what kinds of simple investigations we can use 
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive, independent learners 
  • Retain knowledge that is pertinent to science with a real-life context 
  • Work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment 
  • Be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically