The Primary Science Quality Mark is a developmental accreditation programme which helps primary schools in UK to improve science education. The PSQM programme has been validated by Ofsted and it is also recognised by other bodies such as the Association of Science Education (ASE) and the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) as an effective mechanism to raise the profile of science in primary schools. The process helps to improve the quality of science teaching and learning in schools.

To raise the profile of science teaching and learning in our school, in the autumn term, we applied and got accepted onto the PSQM programme. Currently, we are using our life skills to work our way through each criterion for the programme to achieve the PSQM award.

Our science principles inform each science teaching and learning in our school and we combine Snap Science and Cornerstones programmes of study to provide the children with the best learning experiences. 

Science Principles

At Deneholm Primary School we use Cornerstones and link our science to each of our topics. Click on the button below to see how we link our topics. 

Cornerstones Science Coverage

Below are some photos of each class during some Science lessons



RD Science Photos

RC Science Photos

Year 1 

Year 1 Science Photos

Year 2 

2T Science Photos

2R Science Photos

Year 3 

3M Science Photos

3PD Science Photos

Year 4      

4S Science Photos

4H Science Photos

Year 5 

Year 5 Science Photos
Year 6 

6F Science Photos

6B Science Photos


Useful Documents  

A-Z of Primary Science

Building Science Capital

Top 10 Tips for Inclusive Teaching

Improving Science Participation

National Curriculum Statements

Opening Doors

Science Capital Made Clear

The Science Capital Teaching Approach