Science at Daven Primary School aims to teach our children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to question and understand concepts and phenomena that occur in the world around them. We aim to equip our pupils with the motivation to seek explanations for questions they have. Children learn the skills required for scientific enquiry and they will begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. 

The aims of science are to enable children to: 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics 
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through asking questions and planning and conducting different types of scientific enquiries that help them to draw conclusions to answer scientific questions about the world around them, using appropriate equipment
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


At Daven Primary School, science lessons are planned to ensure the National Curriculum is covered. We assess children’s work through observations, the use of Flashback 4, marking and end-of-unit low-stakes quizzes. These assessments inform the class teacher’s planning for future lessons. 

Wherever possible, children are given opportunity to assess and reflect upon their own learning. Assessments may take the form of a practical activity, a written assessment or a quick quiz. The teacher records these assessments to inform reports to parents and the next class teacher at the end of the year. 

The roadmap below illustrates how the units of learning have been mapped out to develop children's skills and knowledge over time. 


At Daven we are enabling all of our children to develop their scientific skills in order to prepare them for the ever-changing world we live in. Each phase will ensure the pupils have the skills and knowledge needed to support them in their next unit-of-learning. 

Key documents can be found at the bottom of the page; if you have any further questions, please contact the school office and they can ensure the correct member of staff contacts you.

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