In 2013 we were awarded the PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark) Silver award.
Science at Treloweth is taught through our challenge work, and, where appropriate, links are made to other areas of the curriculum. Over the next twelve months we will be looking at how Science can enhance literacy skills and children’s progression in writing.
develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our Science lessons. We believe in whole-class teaching methods and we combine these with enquiry-based research activities. We encourage children to ask as well as answer Scientific questions. We offer them the opportunity to use a variety of equipment and technology, and we enable them to use IT in Science lessons where this serves to enhance their learning. Children take part in role-play and discussions, and they present reports to the rest of the class. They engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the children in ‘real’ Science activities, e.g. growing plants and making documentaries.