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Engaging science in KS2

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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 2 science.
  • Describe how Key Stage 2 science fits within the primary curriculum.

Module 1: The developing scientist

Module 1: The developing scientist

25th November 2020, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of KS2 children. You will consider the attributes of a progressive and engaging KS2 science curriculum from both a practical and theoretical perspective and the extent to which the KS2 science curriculum for England matches those attributes.

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Module 2: Dealing with misconceptions

Module 2: Dealing with misconceptions

25th November 2020, 12:30 - 16:00
This module will enable you to plan and embed a progressive and engaging curriculum to meet the needs of KS2 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

16th December 2020, 12:30 - 16:00
This module will enable you to 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 KS2 classroom, enabling participants to understand when each enquiry type might be appropriate

Module 4: Assessment

Module 4: Assessment

16th December 2020, 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 toolsto assess their own investigation skills.

Developing Pupil-led Investigations

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To develop the independence of children thinking and communicating as real scientists is essential to deepen their scientific understanding. You will be able to facilitate and create rich, effective and exciting strategies that provide opportunities that embed and extend scientific skills.

These module will help you to:

  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of how to structure and facilitate pupil led investigations
  • Evaluate and implement numerous strategies that will engage children in their own learning
  • Embed different strategies to support the ability of children to communicate scientific ideas and challenge ideas as true scientists

Module 1: Starting with enquiry

Module 1: Starting with enquiry

3rd February 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This module will build on the content of the introduction course to further develop the skills of the teachers. The course will focus on the development of pupil led investigations.

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Module 2: Engaging for enquiry

Module 2: Engaging for enquiry

3rd February 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This module will build on the content of the introduction course to further develop the skills of the teachers. The course will focus on the development of pupil led investigations.

Module 3: Exploring and communcating

Module 3: Exploring and communcating

24th March 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This module will build on the content of the introduction course to further develop the skills of the teachers. The course will focus on the development of pupil led investigations.

Module 4: Implementing investigations

Module 4: Implementing investigations

24th March 2021, 12:30 - 16:00
This course will build on the content of the introduction course to further develop the skills of the teachers. The course will focus on the development of pupil led investigations.

Linking STEM Careers in the Primary Science Curriculum

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Using everyday contexts in primary science helps to make science more recognisable and accessible. It is a route to enable children to engage with abstract and challenging ideas. The sessions will be structured to support teachers to plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the children in their school whilst developing their individual science capital.

This course will take place over the 5th May and 23rd June 2021 (both sessions will run from 12:30 - 16:00). More information about individual module content coming soon...

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