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Primary science – Disciplinary literacy resources from Paradigm Trust

Key Stage

KS1, KS2


Years 1-6


Read more about Paradigm Trust’s approach to science and how to use these resources here.

Paradigm Trust’s focus on bridging the science gap began in 2017. At the start of the autumn term we put together a team to address it and created a knowledge sequence document, which you can download here.

At Paradigm Trust, for one week each half term we replace our English lessons with ‘disciplinary literacy’ lessons. We teach scientific English and read, discuss and write about the science we’ve been learning. Download the resources to see an example of the approach in action.

Ben Rogers is director of curriculum and pedagogy at Paradigm Trust. He is also a Chartered Science teacher, a member of the Institute of Physics’ Education Committee, on the editorial board for the Association for Science Education’s Primary Science journal and a member of Ofsted’s science advisory group. Follow Ben on Twitter at @benrogersedu. Follow Paradigm Trust at @paradigmtrust. Visit Ben’s website here.

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