Getting out and about in the school grounds can be an excellent way to foster children’s curiosity about the world around them. Observing over time is a key aspect of ‘working scientifically’ which allows the children to practice and develop a wide range of disciplinary skills.
In KS1, such enquiries are an effective way of inspiring children to ask questions about the world around them and develop their sense of curiosity. And in KS2, observations from these kinds of enquiries often enable children to make predictions about how things might be, leading on to planning of further comparative tests and fair tests to find out more.
The past few years have not gone without their challenges. There is no better time than now to make sure the science curriculum for our children is the very best it can be. This half day training session will support Science Leaders in identifying and sequencing learning through long-term studies to further help children make excellent progress in science.
- understand the importance of long-term studies in Primary Science
- identify a potential long-term ‘big question’ in every year group
- mapping long-term studies in the curriculum - planning and sequencing learning so that the enquiry is revisited over the year
- identify age related expectations to ensure progression
- ideas for how to record long-term studies
- identify ways to assess previously taught substantive and disciplinary knowledge through long-term studies
Search and book on the Learning Zone using keyword search: Planning Studies
Price: Sub £125 / SLA £80 / Full £150
Dates and times: Choose from the below dates:
- 1 February 2023 13:00-16:30 New Forest
- 6 February 2023 13:00-16:30 Basingstoke
- 7 February 2023 13:00-16:30 Winchester
- 8 February 2023 13:00-16:30 Fareham