At Coopers Lane, we begin our journey as scientists in Nursery. Our experiences at Forest School encourage us to develop a wonder of the world around us. Our curiosity inspires us to ask questions and explore why things happen. As we progress through the school, we continue to develop our investigative skills using the five types of scientific enquiry, which include observation over time, pattern seeking, identifying and grouping, fair testing and research. Using our investigative skills, we make conclusions from our findings and build on our prior knowledge. We are encouraged to use technical vocabulary and we are proud to share with others what we have learnt.

When you walk into a science lesson at Coopers Lane, you will see ‘super scientists’ who show awe and wonder as we continue to discover, explore and find answers to our burning questions. With our hands on and practical approach, we have a love of learning and become learners for life. We also have a love for the wider world and through our deeper understanding of the universe, we promote the values of our Green Team and help to care for our planet.

At Coopers Lane, we view science as an adventure. We work collaboratively in a safe and supportive environment, valuing each other’s opinions, which supports our inquisitive minds as we develop into independent learners who have a thirst to want to know more about our extraordinary world.

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” 

― Marie Curie



Knowledge Organisers

We’ve created amazing knowledge organisers for each Science topic which summarise the key knowledge that the children should know by the end of the topic. Have a look at our ‘How To’ knowledge organiser to find out how they work:

Autumn 1 

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Fri 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 6:00pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email


Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant