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The school follows the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) Scheme of Work for Science with an emphasis on developing scientific enquiry.

The school is well resourced and delivers this scheme mainly through practical activities. Time is also spent in teaching the required scientific concepts. Children are encouraged to explore, investigate and test their ideas.

How we use 'Switched on Science'


The new science curriculum has been written to indicate the basic entitlement for children at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 'Switched on Science' ensures full coverage of the content for each year group and more, ensuring that children are given access to lively ideas and ways of working scientifically in a range of contexts, thus providing appropriate repetition and reinforcement which helps to ensure retention.


Each year group pack includes a Teacher's guide, a photocopiable activity resource book, access to six stimulating, high-quality Tigtag science videos and a CD ROM that includes fantastic interactive activities for each topic.


There are six topics covering the new primary science programme of study and more. The first five topics, designed to each cover a half term, are linked directly to the programme of study. The sixth topic in each pack is our 'Super Science' topic. This off-curricular topic reinforces key 'working scientifically' skills linked to the curriculum. It is an opportunity for children to apply their science skills in a wider context.



The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.


Why take part in PSQM?

  • Because it will raise the profile of science in our school.
  • Because  it will  systematically evaluate and develop all aspects of science teaching and learning in our school
  • Because up to two members of staff take part in a year-long CPD programme that will develop leadership skills
  • Because  we will  join a local hub of science subject leaders working for a PSQM award
  • Because it publicly celebrate our school's commitment to excellent primary science.


The PSQM programme is recommended by subject leaders, head teachers, Ofsted, the Royal Society, the CBI and other member of the primary science community.

The next PowerPoint shows how Mr Dexter is developing Science in our school and how we are working towards the PSQM
In Y1, as part of Maths and Science, we have been comparing weights.
In Y2 we have been studying plants and finding out what conditions they need to grow.
In Y3 we have been discovering 'Circuits' 
In Y4 we have been learning about the 'Digestive System'.
In Year 5 we have been studying the 'Solar System'.
In Year 6 we have been making sandwiches and aeroplanes.


Anglian Water


A visitor from Anglian Water talked to the children in KS2 about water and its uses. He engaged the children in a practical activity about saving water and how it is cleaned. A short video about saving water and how it is cleaned was shown and a question and answer session followed. We hope that the information given will encourage our children to use water wisely. Each child received a book mark and a recycled pencil.

Further information about saving water can be found at:

Mad Science


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