PLAN Working scientifically matrices
These documents provide additional guidance that clarifies the working scientifically statements from the science National Curriculum for England. The working scientifically statements from the science National Curriculum for England are presented in bold. The bullet points that follow each statement are additional guidance that clarifies the expectations.
To assess the working scientifically skills of children, observe their execution of skills that have been previously modeled and take note of those children who are not secure in using them. If children are not secure in the skills, further opportunities should be provided, later in the year, for them to revisit them.
Click on the relevant year group's document below to download the matrix.