Science - PSQM

Deneholm Primary School Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

 

Schools Awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

Primary Science Quality Marks have been awarded to 200 infant, junior, primary, middle and special schools to celebrate a commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning.  So far, since its national launch in 2010, over 3500 schools across the UK have achieved a prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark.  

The Primary School Quality Mark programme ensures effective leadership of science, enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science teaching and leadership.

The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.

Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Mark is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

For more information, please contact:

 

Jane Turner PSQM Director:

j.turner@herts.ac.uk

01707 28 1036

07792 395015


Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) is the only national award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. Schools achieve a PSQM through a year-long process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection. For more information please visit: www.psqm.org.uk

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

 

2019/2020 Photos

Reception

Reception

Year 1 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Year 3 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 4

Year 5

Year 5

Year 6 

Year 6

 

 

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

 

2018/2019
Reception

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