At Long Ditton St Mary’s, our vision for science is for all children to become scientifically literate through our collaborative and investigative approach, which is based on a balance of skills and knowledge, in turn developing children’s curiosity and excitement for the subject.


Our vision is supported by our science principles which we use to help guide our teaching and learning.

Science- Curriculum Overview

Science vocabulary progression

Progression in science 

LDSM is proud to have been awarded a Primary School Quality Mark (PSQM) for science..


The PSQM programme ensures effective leadership of science,  enables schools to work together to share good practice and is supported by professional development led by local experts. It encourages teacher autonomy and innovation while at the same time offering a clear framework for development in science subject leadership, teaching and learning. Schools that achieve PSQM demonstrate commitment and expertise in science teaching and leadership.