Teaching Primary Science in KS1

Suitable for: Teachers, ECT

Course code Keystages Presented by
SCI174 KS1
  • Rachael Webb (Teaching and Learning Consultant-Primary)

Gain confidence and improve subject knowledge for teaching science in Y1 and Y2
Obtain guidance on planning a sequence of learning which supports progression and deepens understanding of key learning
Explore Assessment for Learning strategies to help identify and address misconceptions in KS1 concepts
Examine the development of ‘Working Scientifically’ skills alongside the teaching of knowledge
Explore opportunities to develop outdoor learning throughout the year

This practical course will examine the various aspects of the NC2014 for science in Years 1 and 2. Teachers will explore ways to integrate the skills for ‘Working Scientifically' to support the embedding of the essential scientific 'core knowledge' and to develop children working like a scientist. Engaging, practical ideas and purposeful contexts for all areas of the KS1 curriculum as well as support for using the outdoor classroom throughout the year will also be incorporated in to the day.

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