Summer Primary Conference RJ124 / A01

Start date
3 Jul 19
The Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal LA9 6PJ View on Google Map



The highly successful Science Learning Partnership annual primary science conference is returning. It promises to be another unmissable CPD event designed to develop our young scientists.

Throughout the day there will be various new and informative workshops to choose from suitable for subject leaders, teachers, NQT’s, RQT’s and teaching assistants.


Helen Heggie, STEMFirst Cumbria and Lancashire

Find out more about Science Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Primary curriculum. What can you do? How can you do it? Learn about STEM in EYFS through to KS2 and get hands on with STEM activities and resources that link STEM to Literacy and Numeracy.


Allow children to lead their Fair Test Investigations

Do you find it a daunting experience letting a class of children all do their own science investigation?

Come along to this workshop to understand and be able to confidently teach the process of a fair test investigation. Allow the children to take ownership of planning, doing and reviewing their fair test.

This training will give you the confidence to allow the children to explore and in turn come up with their own testable question.

It will change your approach to teaching in primary science!


Science beyond the classroom

The benefits of learning outside the classroom are numerous and wide-ranging, not least because it provides opportunities for experiential and applied learning, and provides access to different resources.  Complimenting last years 'Science in your school grounds', this session will consider how to make the most of these opportunities, giving you ideas for new activities, guidance around facilitating and managing your group and ultimately the confidence to take your learning beyond the classroom.


Tackling the tricky bits

This professional development experience outlines how to teach some of the trickier aspects in the curriculum and address some of the common misconceptions.

This professional development episode is to help participants use a combination of engaging, practical activities and subject knowledge to help them teach the trickiest parts of the science curriculum such as evolution, pattern seeking enquiries and seasonal changes. Reference is made to misconceptions highlighted in 2016 Science sampling tests.



Please see specific entries for exact outcomes for the conference you are interested in, there will be the opportunity to:

  • discuss current good practice in primary science
  • recognise your own good practice, and identify areas for development
  • reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context, and plan for action


Primary Science CPD Conference03 July 201909:15-15:30The Queen Katherine School


 Conference Outcomes:

•       individuals such as: subject leaders, coordinators, heads of departments

•       a team/whole department

•       a network of schools/groups

•       multi-academy trusts

•       initial teacher education



09:00 – 09:15 Registration and Refreshments

09:15 – 09:30 SLP Primary Update

09:30 – 10:30  Helen Heggie - STEMFirst

10:30 – 10:40  Comfort Break

10:40 –  12:40 Workshop 1 (option request email will be sent out 1 week prior to conference)

12:40 – 13:10 Lunch

13:10 – 15:10 Workshop 2

15:10 – 15:30 Reflections and Evaluations


 For more information about the above session please contact:

Charlene Athersmith SLP Primary Lead Cumbria 



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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£75.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£75.00 +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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