We are now half way through our year of working towards the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM). This is a national award that enables primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. PSQM helps the whole school focus on developing highly effective, confident science leadership which impacts positively on science teaching and learning across school. We are already seeing an impact in class where pupils are better able to build and consolidate their knowledge and skills as well as develop positive attitudes about science and its value to their lives and globally. Associate Professor Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “There was never a more important time for primary children to have a high-quality science education. The Coronavirus Pandemic has made everyone aware of the impact of science on our daily lives. Primary schools have an important role to ensure that children understand how science works and keeps us healthy and safe.”

We have already enjoyed STEM enrichment in years 3 and 4 through a CSI event. In addition, all classes will be taking part in workshops with Kielder Observatory next month. Keep an eye on this page for further updates and events.