Tracking progress in science (primary)

See examples of progression and tracking grids that primary schools are using to set clear expectations and track progress in science. Use them to understand the options available to your school.

Last reviewed on 6 November 2023
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See examples of progression grids

The National Curriculum sets out what should be taught at each Key Stage in science. Progression grids offer a breakdown of the key content and targets. This makes it easier to plan and pitch lessons and sets clear expectations for teaching.

Progression grids can be arranged by year group or Key Stage, depending on your school’s needs.

Take a look at these examples:

  • Dover Park Primary School, on the Isle of Wight, has published science progression grids on its website, split out for biology, chemistry and physics. Each grid is organised by topic and year group
  • Hartside Primary Academy in County Durham provides topic overviews and progression maps, split out for each year group

See our article on progression grids for more examples across a range of primary subjects.

Please note: since some of these example tracking and assessment grids were published, small changes have been made to