PRIMARY SCIENCE: Inspiring children to work scientifically
DateWed, 12th June, 2019
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
‘Working Scientifically’ is at the heart of the primary science national curriculum. With an emphasis on children identifying their own enquiry questions to investigate, acquiring the methods and skills they need to 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 wit;
– Strategies will be shared that enable ‘pupil-centred’ enquiry, while being manageable and easy to implement in a busy classroom;
– The importance of teaching skills, which children practise and use actively as they investigate will be emphasised;
– Routes to effective assessment of working scientifically will be considered.
– Practical and creative ideas a-plenty will be shared, emphasising ‘hands-on, minds-on’ activity and purposeful investigation both inside – and outside – the classroom, in contexts where children might explore, enquire and grow to know and understand more about the world around them.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:PRIMARY SCIENCE: Inspiring children to work scientifically
Date:Wed, 12th June, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Nicola is an experienced school improvement professional, with extensive specialist knowledge of primary teaching and learning built up over 20+ years in and around primary schools. She is a nationally renowned primary science specialist and was a science advisory teacher for several years.
Nicola has worked as a science consultant nationally, in the development of science assessment practice. She worked with QCDA to create and pilot the ‘Assessing Pupils’ Progress in Primary Science’ resource and shape its roll out across the country. She was also part of the expert group responsible for developing science assessment materials for the Standards and Testing Agency (part of the DfE). Most recently she has been a Curriculum Advisor for KS2 Science assessment (also for STA/DfE).