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Engaging science in KS1

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This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of the children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to tackle children’s common misconceptions.

These module will help you to:

  • Identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in Key Stage 1 science
  • Describe how Key Stage 1 science fits within the primary curriculum

Module 1: The young scientist

Module 1: The young scientist

4th November 2020, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will enable youto plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of KS1 children. You will consider the attributes of a progressive and engaging KS1 science curriculum from both a practical and theoretical perspective and the extent to which the KS1 science curriculum for England matches those attributes.

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Module 2: Misconceptions

Module 2: Misconceptions

4th November 2020, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will enable youto plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of KS1 children. You will reinforce your own subject knowledge and learn how to elicit and tackle children’s misconceptions.

Module 3: Types of enquiry

Module 3: Types of enquiry

20th January 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will enable youto recognise how science enquiry fits within the national curriculum for science. It will also provide practical examples of how the different enquiry types might look in the KS1 classroom, enabling participants to understand when each enquiry type might be appropriate.

Module 4: Assessment

Module 4: Assessment

20th January 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will consider the purposes of assessment and the implications for classroom practice. Talk and practical activities will be promoted as methods to increase awareness of what children know and can do. Participants will trial and evaluate an assessment tools to assess their own investigation skills.

An introduction to working scientifically

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Understanding ‘working scientifically’ is vital for children to develop ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to confidently implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry that challenges scientific thinking.

These module will help you to:

  • Appreciate and demonstrate an increased knowledge of progression in working scientifically
  • Understand how to effectively question to elicit different types of enquiry
  • Implement a wide range of strategies for planning resourcing and organising enquiry to support working scientifically and ‘big ideas’ in science.

Module 1: Getting started

Module 1: Getting started

24th February 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
An introduction to working scientifically This course will be aimed at teachers with a need to understand working scientifically. The course will be centred around why it is important for pupils to develop their skills and will provide teachers with a toolkit for implementing working scientifically into lessons and the curriculum.

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Module 2: Types of enquiry

Module 2: Types of enquiry

24th February 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
An introduction to working scientifically This course will be aimed at teachers with a need to understand working scientifically. The course will be centred around why it is important for pupils to develop their skills and will provide teachers with a toolkit for implementing working scientifically into lessons and the curriculum.

Module 3: Collecting data

Module 3: Collecting data

28th April 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
An introduction to working scientifically This course will be aimed at teachers with a need to understand working scientifically. The course will be centred around why it is important for pupils to develop their skills and will provide teachers with a toolkit for implementing working scientifically into lessons and the curriculum.

Module 4: Communicating evidence

Module 4: Communicating evidence

28th April 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
An introduction to working scientifically This course will be aimed at teachers with a need to understand working scientifically. The course will be centred around why it is important for pupils to develop their skills and will provide teachers with a toolkit for implementing working scientifically into lessons and the curriculum.

Developing working scientifically outside the classroom

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Effective strategies which embrace working scientifically outside the classroom enhance enquiry skills. You will be able to build on, and extend, children’s abilities by applying different approaches to plan and resource rich learning opportunities.

These module will help you to:

  • Understand how to develop the science curriculum beyond the classroom
  • Implement a wide range of strategies to develop the teaching and learning of biology, chemistry and physics beyond the classroom
  • Demonstrate an increased confidence in planning, resourcing rich experiences to develop working scientifically in different environments

Module 1: Tinkering as an approach to learning

Module 1: Tinkering as an approach to learning

16th June 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The professional development experience is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience at primary level. This session supports participants to be able to understand tinkering as an approach for learning.

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Module 2: Tinkering in computing

Module 2: Tinkering in computing

16th June 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The professional development experience is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience at primary level. This session supports participants to be able to understand tinkering as an approach in science and D&T.

Module 3: Tinkering in DT

Module 3: Tinkering in DT

14th July 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The professional development experience is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience at primary level. This session supports participants to be able to understand tinkering as an approach in science and D&T

Module 4: Building resilience through tinkering

Module 4: Building resilience through tinkering

14th July 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
The professional development experience is an introduction to using tinkering as an approach to learning in science, computing and D&T and to build resilience at primary level. This session supports participants to be able to understand how tinkering may be used an a way to build resilience in learners

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