Science subject leader

The PLAN primary science resources include a range of resources that are designed to support science subject leaders to implement effective and robust planning and assessment systems. The resources for science subject leaders are set out below.

If you are not familiar with the PLAN primary science resources and how they support planning and assessment, you may want to read our Introduction to PLAN.

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PLAN Progression in knowledge

This document shows the links between the topics taught in different year groups, so that you can easily check that teachers are covering the correct content for their year group.

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PLAN Progression in vocabulary

This document provides schools with a progression in the vocabulary for science from Nursery to Year 6.

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PLAN Knowledge matrices

These documents will enable you to monitor or support teachers with planning topics in year groups that you are less familiar with teaching.

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PLAN Progression in working scientifically skills

This document will enable you to monitor progression of the working scientifically skills through the school.

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PLAN Scientific enquiry types - definitions

This PowerPoint presentation provides clear definitions of the five types of scientific enquiry set out in the National Curriculum in England. It also provides examples of scientific enquiry questions to illustrate each definition.

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PLAN EYFS resources

The PLAN EYFS resources have been developed to support subject leaders and early years teachers introduce children to the foundational knowledge of science, featured in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years and Development Matters.

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PLAN CPD resources

The range of CPD resources can be used for your personal development or with teachers during CPD sessions.