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 January 2022
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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  1. Examples of progression grids
  2. Examples of tracking grids
  3. Self-assessment

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.


  • Dover Park Primary School, on the Isle of Wight, has published a science progression grid on their website. It's organised by topic and year group
  • Hartside Primary Academy in County Durham provides topic overviews and progression maps for each year group

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

Examples of tracking grids

Tracking grids have space for teachers to record