Learning: Primary Science Teaching – Practical Techniques and Latest Thinking

Date(s) - 20/05/2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


ISA House

The date for this course has been moved from 22 April to 20 May.

Suitable for: Primary Subject Leaders or 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

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”

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