Research School Network: Improving Primary Science A workshop day for primary schools
Improving Primary Science
A workshop day for primary schools
High quality science teaching builds pupils’ curiosity and critical thinking, helping them to build a coherent understanding of the world around them.
In this workshop day, we’ll cover the six recommendations in the EEF’s Improving Primary Science guidance report:
1: Develop pupils’ scientific vocabulary
2: Encourage pupils to explain their thinking, whether verbally or in written form
3: Guide pupils to work scientifically
4: Relate new learning to relevant, real-world contexts
5: Use assessment to support learning and responsive teaching
6: Strengthen science teaching through effective professional development as part of a monitored improvement cycle
Primary science teaching plays a crucial role in shaping pupils’ attitudes towards the subject, nurturing participation that can support future pathways into science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Engage with the evidence behind the EEF’s new Improving Primary Science guidance report and walk away with actionable approaches to curriculum and teaching.
Science leadsClassroom teachersHead teachers and other staff with leadership responsibility in primary schools.
China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6LJ
- Hannah Cox, Kingsbridge Research School
- Jon Eaton, Kingsbridge Research School
- John Rodgers, Cornwall Research School