Making powerful connections in primary science, maths and technology RA124 / D02

Start date
23 May 16
1 Day
Stonecross Manor Hotel, Stonecross Manor Hotel, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal LA9 5HP View on Google Map


Conference outline: This NEW conference will ensure that you can use the most powerful connections between primary science, mathematics and digital technology.  These approaches will directly benefit the progress of all learners across Key Stage 1 and 2. Starting the day we are delighted to have Alan Cross,  Primary PGCE course leader for science and computing at The University of Manchester.  We also welcome Alison Borthwick, a highly successful advisor of mathematics in Norfolk LA.  Alison has researched and published materials on children's calculation strategies and children’s attitudes and perceptions to mathematics.


Time     Session

09.30    Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.00    Welcome and introductions

10.05    Key Note Speech Alan Cross

11.00    Workshop 2 – Alan Cross

12.10    Coffee and comfort break

12.30    Workshop 3 – Alison Borthwick

13.30    LUNCH – provided; marketplace of educational suppliers and publishers

14.15    Workshop 4 – Alison Borthwick

15.25    Reflection/ Next steps / Evaluations

15.45    Departure


You will be able to:

  • explore current key areas of primary science, maths and digital technology
  • acquire a deeper understanding of the skills of working scientifically and working mathematically using data handling and statistics, measures, shape, proportionality, and pattern;
  • learn how to raise the bar with pupil's mathematics and science vocabulary, conjecture, hypothesis and reasoning
  • use a range of strategies for promoting teaching and learning of data logging, statutory now at KS2
  • understand the contribution of quantitative and continuous data
  • understand how to develop children’s enquiry skills and foster a curiosity led approach to science teaching using a range of digital technologies with examples of very powerful investigations
  • gain awareness of the nature and breadth of opportunities science provides for using mathematics effectively in every science topic.


Making powerful connections in primary science, maths and technology 23 May 201609:30-15:30NW


An opportunity not to be missed is to network with fellow Primary colleagues informally over coffee and lunch, to discuss new KS2/3 transition strategies to best help pupils progress in science in line with the 2014 curriculum changes or find out where your nearest science network is and how to join. The possibilities are endless and well worth attending.

Commendations from our Primary Science CPD Conference on the 14th June 2014:

  • "Really enjoyed today and picked up lots of ideas to take back to school"
  • "Full of relevant, useful and exciting activities and resources!"
  • "A worth while experience"
  • "A good idea well implemented and very well supported by colleagues"

100% of participants from our last conference said that the delivery was inspirational, relevant and would recommend the CPD to a colleague.

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£215.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£435.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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