Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6 NY019 / A18
The National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) has joined forces with The RHS Campaign for School Gardening to create this new, two day residential course where we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to share with all year group teachers and ensure plants feature in exciting lesson ideas!
Day 1 will be spent at the NSLC where you will be introduced to interesting plants and shown how to use them to teach science across both primary key stages. You will also learn a range of simple propagation techniques to use back in school.
Day 2 will involve a morning session at a nearby community garden, looking at outdoor learning activities to include trees, pond dipping and mini beast safaris.
We will then return to the NSLC for exciting practical sessions focusing on water, light and human impact – all with a plant emphasis.
You will have the opportunity to review fresh concepts learned and undertake planning activities to ensure new skills are incorporated into your teaching, with the support of the RHS and NSLC experts.
This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.
You will be able to:
- develop horticultural skills and knowledge of plant science for use across both primary key stages
- explore activities within the plant areas of the national curriculum to develop children’s enquiry skills
- acquire a bank of investigations to share with colleagues to ensure progression of learning
- reflect on your learning to inform future planning
|Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6 - day 1||20 June 2019||10:00-19:00||National STEM Centre|
|Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6- day 2||21 June 2019||09:00-16:00||National STEM Centre|
This course is partnered with the RHS
This course is part of a suite of courses aimed at supporting teachers in all key stages. Colleagues may be interested in:
Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science
Leading and developing excellence in lower KS2 primary science
Leading and developing excellence in upper KS2 primary science
Developing and leading excellence in the early years foundation stage
Fees & Subsidies
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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