St Alban's Catholic Primary School

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Children have one full hour lesson each week using the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) scheme. These lessons are sequenced to allow children to achieve the national curriculum objectives.


Children are exposed to a range of vocabulary throughout each of their science topics which is used throughout each lesson and corrected when needed to be.


Children develop their enquiry skills through a range of practical activities across their topics. They are expected to use equipment correctly and safely in lessons.


Children are encouraged to support each other and to work collaboratively to develop their scientific knowledge.


Enrichment activities – winter polar explorer day, Women and Girls in Science day, Science week in June with Bishop Challoner. Gardening club. Eco-Committee with Mr Griffin.

Substantive knowledge:

Children’s scientific knowledge


Children are taught through a new topic each half term. Lessons and topics are sequenced to be built upon across the year. I know that’.


Disciplinary Knowledge:

Working scientifically knowledge.


Each topic allows children to build upon their disciplinary knowledge. PKC have a long term plan for each area of Working Scientifically to ensure that children are addressing each of these areas throughout the year.

Retrieval practise at the start of each lesson to allow children to 'know more and remember


Working Scientically Progression Grid