Does science matter?

It is often found that pupils first develop a love for science and the notion of a science career during their primary years as it is a fun subject which involves lots of engaging practical learning. This in turn generates an extra enthusiasm for learning.

Following the scrapping of KS2 science SATS, the hope was that science in primary schools would become fun again.

We have however discovered that a recent report published by the Welcome Trust suggests that the change has in fact had a negative effect, which has resulted in reduced subject status and less teaching time.

The question we therefore now face is how to raise the status of science at KS2 once again.

However, following feedback from a number of primary teachers, we understand that many are finding such practical lessons to be a daunting prospect to plan and carry out.

It is with this in mind that we have developed ‘Practical Science for Primary Schools’. This twelve book series offers complete coverage of National Curriculum science for pupils from Year 1 to Year 6.

The Key Stage 1 books provide independent practical activities, adult supported practical activities, simple pupil planning sheets and a choice of assessment activities.

The lower Key Stage 2 books contain simple pupil information sheets for each lesson, experiments for small group work and simple homework question sheets.

The upper Key Stage 2 books contain for each lesson detailed pupil information sheets, open ended investigations with planning and report writing frames and appropriate homework question sheets. Assessment and levelling activities are available at the end of each topic studied.

What’s more, we have received the following feedback from the Association for Science Education ‘these books are a great resource for teachers lacking confidence in teaching science and are ideal for a school looking for clearly thought-out set of lessons, where the links between the stages are clear’.

These resources are available as black and white paper books or full colour e-books or downloads.

Free sample pages are available on our website.

If you would like to know more please call 01772 863158 or email us at

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By post: Topical Resources, P.O. Box329, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire PR3 5LT

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Tel: 01772 863158