We are extremely delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) to celebrate our commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning. The PSQM programme ensures effective leadership of science, enabling schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. 

"This submission has been an absolute pleasure to read. Not only is the submission well-organised and focused on impact, but it is also clear that the Subject Leader and the whole staff have been involved in making and sustaining improvements to science teaching and learning. Children have clearly been provided with many opportunities to engage with initiatives which develop Science Capital. Congratulations to all."

Helen Spring, PSQM Hub Leader and Reviewer.

Science at Scotts Primary School


At Scotts, we want our children to be inquisitive about the world around them. Our curriculum has been developed by staff to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum and to foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about natural phenomena. We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment which helps to develop children’s scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding within biology, chemistry and physics. Throughout our school, we encourage and celebrate ‘working scientifically’. Children develop enquiry skills, such as; questioning, researching, observing and performing simple tests to explore the nature, processes and methods of science. Scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages. We ensure all children, regardless of ethnicity, gender, class, aptitude or disability, are equipped with the scientific vocabulary and knowledge to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Our Science Vision and Principles

Our Curriculum

Science Learning Journey Flight Path

Progression in Science

Working Scientifically

At Scotts Primary School, we promote children’s enthusiasm and curiosity for science at every opportunity. Provided with a range of appropriate experiences and resources, children will be encouraged to take part in hands-on investigations, predict outcomes and evaluate their findings. To foster deep scientific thinking, we provide children with the opportunity to develop their working scientifically skills through practical enquiries.

The five practical enquiries planned for in science lessons include:

  • Fair and comparative testing
  • Observation over time
  • Identification and classification
  • Pattern-seeking
  • Research using secondary sources.  

Below is a gallery of some of our favourite pictures from this year, taken across the school!

Science in action

Brentwood School Science Exhibition 2024

A team of Year 6 pupils attended the annual science exhibition at Brentwood School. Our entry was themed around 'The Magic of Science'. The children chose to present the 'Magic of Photography. They researched how the eye works and created their own camera obscura to model this process. The children were also fascinated by how photographs are developed so they used sunlight to create their own cyanotype prints and even developed their own photographs! The children were so knowledgeable and the judges were extremely impressed with the children's vocabulary and enthusiasm which resulted in Scotts Primary School winning the award for 'Best Teamwork' on the day.

Enriching Scientific Vocabulary


Year 1

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Year 3

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Animals including humans

Year 5

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Year 2

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 Year 4

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Yr 4 experiments

Year 6

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Living things and their habitats

Yr 6 Evolution writing

Recommended websites  

Science sparks is a great website with some amazing practical ideas for KS1 and KS2 children.

If you perform any science activities at home, we would love to see some photos - tweet your pictures to @scottsprimary.

Geological Society partners with BBC Learning's Terrific Scientific Project  | Geological Society of London blog

This website has lots of fun activities and investigations which can be performed at home. It also has some fun science Live Lessons available to stream!

Do you want to learn more about famous scientists? Here is a link: 

Explorify is another excellent resource which we often use in the classroom. You have to create an account, but it’s free and has lots of great videos and hands-on science activities.


eden project logo - Google keresés | Eden project, Projects, Eden

The Eden Project is an amazing attraction in Cornwall. Inside the two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments. This website gives ideas on how you can create your own Eden at home.