We are delighted to have recently been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark! 

This celebrates our outstanding commitment to the teaching and leading of Science across the academic year 2022-23. We continue to strive with maintaing this standard and making further positive improvements where possible. 


In Science, we intend to inspire pupils to learn something new through an exciting, engaging curriculum. We encourage learners to embrace subject content with a curiosity and fascination about the world around them. We will develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding as well as their scientific language, enabling children to talk about their methods and explain their findings and conclusions. Our practical investigations and varied curriculum will motivate them to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst enhancing their practical skills of scientific enquiry.


We follow the Plan Matrices scheme of Work. By implementing this scheme we will teach all objectives from the National Curriculum with a clear progression of skills between each year group, and a love of science promoted within our school. This supports the development of different types of scientific enquiry whilst embedding a deep, detailed understanding of scientific concepts over time. 

Through our use of trips and enrichment activities, we aim to provide opportunities to take part in science focused experiences or to share in other activities which will enrich our children’s learning in this subject, for example by celebrating National Science Week.


Our principles: 

  • To use a consistent teaching sequence 
  • To celebrate science learning across the school 
  • To make science practical and engaging 
  • To use real life examples to understand concepts 
  • To use scientific vocabulary to develop oracy 
  • To create an environment where children are curious and are keen to ask questions 

Science at obps


At the beginning of each unit, teachers use a range of pre-assessment techniques, to gain a clear picture of what each child knows and wants to learn.

Teachers use ongoing formative assessment throughout science lessons to inform their judgements. This is done through a range of mini-quizzes, formal written work, oral discussions, and end of unit checks.

Upon completion of each unit, the children will undertake a short  assessment, encouraging pupils to also reflect on their own knowledge and acheivements within the subject. 

At the end of each unit, teachers use a simple assessment grid, categorised into working below, at or above the expected standard, which enables them to assess each child’s progress against the objectives for the unit of work.

For more information regarding the progression of knowledge and skills across the science curriculum, please see the attached documents below:



Science Progression EYFS/KS1

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