*Learning: Primary Science Teaching – Practical Techniques and Latest Thinking

We hope we will be able to deliver this training face to face. If this isn’t possible, we will aim to deliver it online via Zoom and we will be offering a partial refund for the difference in price. If it is cancelled, you will be fully refunded.

Date(s) - 07/05/2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


ISA House

Suitable for: Primary subject leaders or primary teachers interested in developing science practice

‘Working Scientifically’ is at the heart of the primary science national curriculum. With an emphasis on children identifying their own enquiry questions to investigate, the methods and skills they will need to learn, use and apply as they seek to answer them; it’s all about creating children that can ‘work scientifically’ and truly ‘be’ scientists!

This course will provide teachers and subject leaders with the chance to improve their own subject knowledge, so that they can confidently enthuse, motivate and challenge the children they work with. Invaluable online resources to support teaching and learning will be signposted and trialled by participants. Practical ideas a-plenty will be shared, emphasising hands-on activity and purposeful investigation opportunities both inside – and outside – the classroom, in contexts where children can explore, enquire and grow to understand more about the world around them.

Course Aims: 

  • To improve subject leader knowledge and understanding of working scientifically in the context of content knowledge
  • To consider ways in which learners might be engaged, inspired and supported to work scientifically
  • To explore how learners might communicate their understanding and teachers might assess progress made
  • To share strategies and key resources that enable quality teaching and learning in science.

What you will learn:

Teachers will have an opportunity to extend their knowledge of practical science as they explore a variety of activities, investigations and teaching strategies that might easily adapt to the primary classroom. With a whole host of practical, hands-on opportunities to be explored and experienced, there’s bound to be lots of fun too!

View the programme outline here. 

Course tutor: Nicola Beverley

*This is a CPD certified course. The learning activity has reached the required CPD standards and benchmarks and the value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. A CPD Accredited Certification will demonstrate recognisable improvement within your proficiency and skillsets, and compliment your career aspirations.
See more information here.

Feedback from previous delegates

“I enjoyed taking part in the practical activities and working out the science behind each activity. I also particularly enjoyed learning about techniques that can be used in the classroom such as the umbrella question”

“Fantastic course with good information related to delivering the curriculum and assessing”

For those who require accommodation, the Crown House Hotel is a short walk from ISA House. Mention you are attending an ISA course when booking, to receive a preferential rate of £85.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Delegate Rate

Includes course materials, lunch and refreshments
Second Delegate Rate (ISA Members' schools only)
(For every full paying delegate you are entitled to a second at a discounted rate)

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