Primary Science Assessment (PLAN)

PLAN is a set of resources produced to enable teachers to have a clearer understanding of National Curriculum (England) expectations for meeting the standard in science. Annotated collections of children’s work provide examples of what working at the expected standard for primary science might look like for the knowledge and conceptual understanding statements of the programmes of study (POS). 

These resources are quality assured and moderated through the network - so teachers and subject leaders can use them with confidence. 

Each collection of work shows one example of how a pupil has met National Curriculum statements for a particular area of content but these are not intended to be the definitive way of teaching these statements. 

These PLAN planning matrices can be used by teachers to assist with planning.

We recommend also looking at the Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project from Bath Spa University.

Find out more about the PLAN team.

In this unit Eva learns about the human body naming and locating body parts (those associated with the senses), making observations and comparisons.
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In this unit she learns about the human body naming and locating body parts (those associated with the senses),making observations and comparisons.
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Here Shanae shows her learning through a number of floorbook pages and video clips of her outdoors in the garden.
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In this unit Tahmeed learns about the simple physical properties of everyday materials, describing, comparing and grouping them.
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In this unit Ryan learns about how the weather and day length changes with the seasons and how these changes affect plants, animals and humans.
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In this unit Max learns about the importance of hygiene, exercise and a balanced diet to humans and what they need to survive.
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In this unit Zunairah learns about the importance of hygiene, exercise and a balanced diet to humans and what they need to survive.
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In this unit Max learns about a range of different habitats, exploring contrasting localities. He learns to name a variety of plants and animals.
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In this unit Max learns how to observe and describe seeds and bulbs and what they need to grow, be healthy and survive.
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In this unit Max learns how to identify & compare the suitability of a wide range of materials, also explores how to change the shape of objects.
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In this unit Glory learns how to identify and compare the suitability for use of a wide range of materials. She also explores how to change the shape
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Here Geanley learns how to identify and compare the suitability for use of a wide range of materials. She also explores how to change the shape.
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In this unit explores the role of nutrition in humans moving on to research the skeleton & muscles in both humans & other animals &...
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Here JR moves his learning about plants beyond the parts into the functions. He investigates and researches conditions for growth in plants.
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Naithan explores pushes and pulls, friction and magnets re respect to the forces involved and their use in everyday life.
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Here Max explores how things move on different surfaces, investigates magnetic force through making a magnetic sling and testing different materials.
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Johnny is introduced to the need for light to see things, the role of light in reflection, the key vocabulary of transparent, translucent and opaque.
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Na’ilah explores rocks and soils in her local environment before exploring the making of a fossil using a dog biscuit.
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In this unit J.R. learns about rocks, soils and fossils, by comparing and grouping different examples. He makes a model fossil.
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In this unit Hadia learns how to describe the functions of the digestive system and identify the functions of the different types of human teeth.
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In this unit Dougal learns how to describe the functions of the digestive system and identify the functions of the different types of human teeth.

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Here Chaya learns that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways, also that environments can both change & can also pose a danger to life...
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Chaya learns how to make comparisons between solids, liquids and gases and group them, that some materials change state at different temperatures.
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He learns about common appliances that run on electricity. He learns how to construct a simple electrical circuit identifying and naming basic parts.
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In this unit Hamza learns that sounds are made by vibrations that travel through a medium and other features of Sound.
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This unit shows Melissa learning through a powerpoint that she made following a series of PSHE lessons.
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This exemplar illustrates work from the two Units of the National Curriculum
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She learns about the life cycle of partridges as they hatch from eggs, comparing this to other life cycles.Explores different reproduction in Plants.
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She observes the life cycle of butterflies, compares this to other life cycle. She observes differences in sexual & asexual reproduction of...
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In this unit Diogjena learns about a variety of materials and how their various properties make them suitable for particular uses.
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In this unit Lucas learns about a variety of materials and how their various properties make them suitable for particular uses.
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Here Melissa explores dissolving, reversible changes and properties of the materials around her.
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In this unit Isabella learns about the solar system, the movements of the planets around the Sun and of the Moon relative to the Earth.
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Melissa continues to explore, this time Earth and Space
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Jimmy learns about gravity, friction, water resistance, air resistance explains the effect of these on moving objects about levers, gears &...
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In this unit Muharem learns about the human circulatory system, including how nutrients and water are transported around the body.

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In this unit Kiruthiga learns about how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable features.
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Here Muharem learns how plants and animals are suited to their habitat, how offspring vary from their parents that may lead to evolution over time.
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In this unit Julie learns how to vary the way components function in a circuit. She also learns to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.
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Muharem learns how light travels in straight lines to explain how we see light sources and other objects using it to explain the shape of shadows.
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In this unit Melissa learns about the human circulatory system, including how nutrients and water are transported around the body.
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Presentations both with & without annotations for discussion with colleagues on how pupils might meet the standards. These use work of Max and...
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Presentations both with and without annotations to use in discussion on how pupils meet the standards. These use the work of Chaya and Sumaiya.
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Presentations both with and without annotations to use in discussion on how pupils meet the standards. Kacey and Lola featured.
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