Thinking and Talking in Primary Science
DateWed, 1st July, 2020
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
Providing children with reasons to talk and think scientifically can ensure children achieve deeper knowledge and understanding in science. During this day course teachers and subject leaders will experience a variety of teaching and learning strategies that work brilliantly in science, allowing children to learn, practise and utilise quality vocabulary as they think and then talk scientifically. Free and fabulous resources and web-based offers will also be suggested, which allow classroom-based science to be applied and extended into real-world contexts, challenging children to use their knowledge and understanding more creatively and in a wider variety of contexts as they solve problems, explore ideas and answer questions.
The day will include:
• Why talk? A chance to explore the importance of thinking and talking to children in science
• How to develop children’s vocabulary using a variety of games, scaffolds and prompts
• A variety of thinking and talking strategies and key tools to support, explore and deepen children’s learning
• Examples of talking and thinking activities in a variety of Biology, Chemistry and Physics contexts and across the Key Stages.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2
Course name:Thinking and Talking in Primary Science
Date:Wed, 1st July, 2020
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Nicola is a highly 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).
Nicola now works directly with a variety of training providers (including Osiris), teaching school networks, schools, teachers and children across the country to develop science, curriculum and assessment practice