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Subject Expertise in Primary Science Series
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
One event on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm
One event on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm
One event on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm
The recently published Ofsted subject research reviews into Science in primary schools emphasised the vital importance of teachers having access to high quality professional development opportunities. Each session, we will unpick some of the big concepts, plus we will look at the skills which pupils will need, in order to access and understand this area of science more deeply.
These are 90 minute online twilight sessions led by Claire Seeley.
Claire is a Regional Mentor for the Primary Science Teaching Trust. She has taught and lead science in a variety of rural, urban and city schools. In tandem with her work as a teacher, Claire has also worked closely with teachers across East Anglia as both a lead practitioner and primary science consultant; supporting schools, charities and science educators to develop meaningful learning opportunities for children through CPD, consultancy and ITE. Claire has written for teacher journals and has also worked with a range of educational charities and media companies such as BBC Teach and CBeebies creating content for online and broadcast. Claire has a Masters in Environmental Education. She is particularly interested in how creativity can deepen scientific understanding and support children’s understanding of the natural world.
This series will enable you to:
- Increase your level of knowledge and understanding of the substantive content of science at primary level, particularly in regard to the topics and areas of study identified in the programmes of the national curriculum.
- Understand the disciplinary knowledge that underpins and shapes thinking and creates the distinctiveness of science as a subject discipline.
- Gain up to date knowledge of current research and best practice.
Session 1 – 6 July 2022: Climate Change – how does it link to the primary science curriculum? Ideas for KS1 and KS2.
- Living things and their habitats
Session 2 – 1 November 2022: Material science – how can I ensure there is progression across the school? Ideas for KS1 and KS2.
- How does material science link to other subjects?
- The importance of context when teaching about materials
Session 3 – 10 January 2023: Physics – Ideas for KS2
- Forces – Friction and Gravity
Session 4 – 7 March 2023: Human Body – how can I make this more than a research topic? Ideas for KS1 and KS2
- Parts of the body
- Our senses
- Teeth and digestion
- Growing older