Our intent

    At Markeaton Primary School, our high-quality Science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Our pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. 

    Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to generate and investigate their own scientific questions about the world around them, recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity. 

    Children will leave Markeaton Primary School understanding how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse cause in a purposeful and meaningful way.  We are committed to inspiring our children to become Scientists of the future!


    Principles of Science

    Science is going well in our school when:

    -Children experience meaningful, purposeful lessons which stretch and challenge them.

    -Children are interested and engaged in the science that they are learning and ask questions about it. 

    -Children explore, investigate and discuss their ideas collaboratively. 

    -Teachers have the knowledge and confidence to deliver high quality lessons. 

    -Resources are available and are working. ‚Äč


    Primary Science Quality Mark

    We are currently working towards the PSQM and the main aims of the PSQM are:

    -To raise the profile of science in primary schools  

    -To provide schools with a framework and professional support for developing science leadership, teaching and learning  

    -To celebrate excellence in primary science 

    Primary Science Quality Mark


    What we teach in school

    Science Curriculum Y1 - Y6


    What's been happening in school?


    Whole School – STEM week 


    Year 5/6 – Visit to Museum of the Moon.


    Year 5/6 – Planetarium workshop 


    Year 1/2 – Visit to the National Space Centre 


    Whole school – Zero Waste Day 


    FS2 – National Forest Adventure Farm 


    Y1/2 – Visit to the Transport Museum 


    Y5/6 Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust presentation 


    Plenty of Science action on Twitter - take a look!

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