The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Science at The Spinney

Principles of Science at The Spinney

Progression of Skills

Working scientifically at The Spinney

 Working scientifically in EYFS
Working scientifically in Key Stage One
Working scientifically in Lower Key Stage Two
Working scientifically in Upper Key Stage Two

Yr 1 made wonderful windsocks using recycled materials

Science capital

At the Spinney we are keen to raise our pupil's science capital. Science capital is a combination of children's experiences, knowledge, skills and attitude to science and other STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).


Our aim is to build our pupil's confidence in science by raising the profile of science in school and facilitating children to adopt a mindset that science is accessible to everyone. 


In addition to the national curriculum expectations at The Spinney we offer wide and varied opportunites to pupils throughout their time at the school. These include activities such as: the annual STEAM festival, organising STEM Ambassadors who lead fantastic workshops, outdoor learning especially using the Wild Woods, holding whole school events such a the Big Investigate and by making cross curricula links with science and other subjects wherever possible.

Big Write Science winners

Children wrote a persuasive text to nominate a scientist for 'The Spinney Awards for Overcoming Adversity'  Children have done some wonderful research and writing to nominate a scientist who  deserved to receive an award because of their achievements in science despite having to overcome prejudices and adversity such as: gender, ethnicity, disability or their socio-economic background.